Prayer Ministry

Prayer Pond

Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy® Prayer Pond, where you can share your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. At Chronic Joy, we’re passionate about prayer. That’s why we extend a warm invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic illness and mental illness, and for each prayer request tossed into our Prayer Pond. Whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.

 

How often we hear, “Prayer is the least I can do,” when in reality, prayer is the most we can do. As we connect with our Heavenly Father and with one another in prayer, our serving hearts both grow and thrive.

“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20

Prayer Pond

But what happens when chronic pain drives you to your bed, day after day. What happens when you feel the sting of the night-time hours’ of loneliness?  What happens when you have searched for answers but found none?  Welcome to the world that is a much-too-common-normal for many chronic illness sufferers.

Is this world of chronic illness a place where life is stunted? Or could there be a hidden intimacy with our Lord not seen before? Perhaps it is precisely the place where prayers are born. Could it be that the unrelenting pain is what might cause us to cry out to our God for His help?

In this place of crying-out, there is a longing in our soul that rises from the deep places. The Scriptures speak of “Deep calling out to deep,” Psalm 42:7 and “Hear the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 28:2 But sometimes those vague terms can cause us to flounder in our weaknesses and set aside the call to prayer. As you long for a way to find expression for your heart-longings, join us at on the Let’s Pray page to find help and explanations of different types of Biblical prayers:

 

You are a precious, vital member of the Kingdom of God and of this community. We’re glad you’re here. Grateful for your presence. Blessed to lift you in prayer.

May God bless you and keep you today and always. May He bring a fullness to your praying as you pause with Him now.

Before you leave today, please #PrayItForward by lifting up one or more of the requests in front of yours. Then be sure to click the “I PRAYED FOR THIS” button to let the requester know you prayed for them. What an honor to realize that every time we click that button, the person who submitted the request will get an email notifying them that “Someone just prayed for you.”  We can lift our prayers in the night hours, in the hot sun of noon, or at the dawn of the morning, and He will hear us.

“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17 KJV

Thanks to everyone for who prayed for me.  It is so encouraging to get a notice in my email indicating someone prayed for me.  Blessings to all Chronic Joy prayer warriors.Edna

You are invited to share your prayer requests and praises related to chronic illness to our Prayer Pond using the form below. Once your note is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free visit us often and share updates!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.

Myra

I wrote a prayer request for my son Jason on April 16, 2020.

He had a massive heart attack on January 17, 2020 and had a stroke on January 31.

He passed away on July 28th- his wife’s birthday. He was 42 years old and he died on her 42nd birthday.

I want to thank everyone who said a prayer for him. He suffered very much but there were also good days too. He never walked again , but in his last few months at home under hospice care , he was able to be with his children and his wife.

Received: August 24, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Colette Macleod

I am grateful you prayed for me when I had terrible spasms in my low back and could not sit. It is better and grateful I can sit for meals or read for a bit. Please pray for me, I have widespread nerve pain, especially my legs, and travelling up my back. I feel on fire internally a lot. My electrolyte and kidney function went through a very rough patch and I am having difficulty controlling my blood pressure. I felt the arms of Jesus around me earlier this week. Thank you.

Received: August 23, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for A who has a chronic illness and symptoms of hep. C. She has another illness unspoken I don’t know if it’s bothering her. Thank you

Received: August 22, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

Jennifer Cummins

This prayer request is for my husband Mark. He was in a bike accident late May. He ruptured his spleen in 7 places. He passed out twice & the Doctor called a code crimson which means he was bleeding out internally. The Doctors patched him up & he spent 7 days in the hospital losing 28 pounds. His last CT still showed a lot of blood on the spleen. The trauma surgeon told us he can not get an infection or get sick, because he won't be able to fight it & will die! Please pray for total healing.

Received: August 21, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.

Jacki

Hello all~ I’m new here and have been living about 2 1/2 years now with cfs, fibro, vestibular migraine and other illnesses.

Grateful to know this ministry and that it exists!

Please pray for my joy and perseverance ~it’s an isolated time and this part of my journey is very hard right now ~ thank you

Received: August 20, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Rita Ramey

Please pray for my brother Lester. He hurt his leg and he lives alone. He is in alot of pain. He is in his 60. Please pray for healing. Thank you for praying.

Received: August 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.

Anonymous

My 11 year old daughter who was born with a heart condition is going in for a cardiac catheterization on Monday, August 24 and will also have a test at the same time to check on her enlarged liver. Please pray with me for the procedure to go smoothly with no complications, a quick and uneventful recovery, and results of healing positive changes in both her heart and liver. We appreciate all prayers. Thank you very much!

Received: August 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Bettie Gilbert

This is an update to say THANK YOU to all who prayed for me last month for the Radio Frequency Ablation on my Occipital Neuralgia. I have finally begun to see some pain relief from those very heavy head pains! Praise the Lord. I know your prayers were so important! I am still praying for God's grace to carry me through these days of minimal treatments for my RA and Fibro. You are all so dear to my heart!

Received: August 14, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Anonymous

Please pray the Lord uses the therapies that I feel I was sent by him to do, and heal me.

Pray he reveals exactly what’s wrong or just heals it, that I may wake up one day and not be doubled over and be free: “by his wounds I am healed”!

Received: August 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

linda

Prayers for family to get money to have AC fixed and for healing sleep and being able to sleep through the night without waking up and feeling restored/having restorative rest.

Received: August 11, 2020

You Get Mail!

Would you like to offer a kind word, encouragement, an inspiring quote, or prayer to a fellow chronic illness traveller? On hard days when it seems almost impossible to take one more step, sometimes it soothes the spirit to extend ourselves a bit. Writing a note to a fellow traveller could be just that.

Who do you know that you could bless with a note of encouragement? Ask God who you could send a little #PenToPaper love, then just write from the heart – a scripture verse, an inspiring quote, a prayer, and/or a few few short sentences to brighten someone’s day. If you need a little inspiration to get you started, scroll down to the prayer printables for some great ideas

Would you like to receive notes of encouragement? We invite you to sign-up, so encouraging and inspiring #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox.  

ADULTS

We would love to bless you with inspiring images, encouraging words, and an opportunity to share a little #PenToPaper love with others. Sign-up today to receive your own beautifully-designed, free, snail mail packets. (*Limited international delivery.)

TEENS & YA

Teens and young adults, we invite you to sign-up for #PenToPaper packets designed especially for you. Fun, edgy, and transformational snail mail will wing its way to your mailbox several times a year. Sign-up today, and invite a friend!  (Safe and secure.) 

CHILDREN

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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES

Prayer Posts

Prayer Books

The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Discover a spiritual path consisting of three stepping-stones: Solitude (learning not to be alone but to be alone with God); Silence (the discipline by which the inner fire of God is tended and kept alive); and Prayer (standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart).

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Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Ruth Haley Barton

Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Dive deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.

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Prayer That Works

Prayer That Works

Jill Briscoe

Through studying the lives of Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 17-19 and parts of 2 Kings), readers will be challenged to pray bold prayers rather than settle for meek prayers not offered in deep faith. Readers will learn to cultivate their prayer lives, surrender to God's timing, and plan and persist when prayers seem to go unanswered.

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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Timothy Keller

Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

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