Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.
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.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
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.
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!
Please pray that God keeps doctor (of 25 years) healthy and active or that God provides a matching alternative, that God blesses me with income to purchase medication and pay responsibilities, that God ensures needed medications and supplies arrive on time, that others are supportive and compassionate to our age, needs and circumstances, that God grants peace, prosperity, Christian obedience and God's Ever Presence, Leadership and Help in our lives. In Jesus Name
Received: February 6, 2020
Please pray that God is merciful to my family and I, that God fills us with His Holy Spirit and Leads us in His Way, that God heals, helps and delivers us and that God ensures any needed medication arrives on time and prevents further problems. In Jesus Name
Received: February 5, 2020
My family has been journeying through a stark wilderness with physical, spiritual, psychological, relational, and financial devastation for the last several years. God has been merciful. and not only has He sustained us, and taught us, but He has also blessed us in this season. But, we are all so weary. Please pray that God would bring us into a new land with wide open pastures and abundant, reliable streams, as well as healing from the damage that we have incurred in this time of trial. Thank you for your prayers for my family
Received: February 2, 2020
I am in desperate need of prayer covering. I have been struggling for months with depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I am being treated by a psychiatrist, but no counseling or therapy other than medication. Anxiety has been a lifelong battle, especially in regards to fears of abandonment and being alone. I rarely leave the house due to the chronic illnesses, sleeping 12+ hours and sometimes more. I rarely drive. Watch church service online but not the same. My husband and parents are all believers and pray over me often.
I struggle more than any other with the lies of Satan telling me I'm not ready to meet the Lord and so I pray multiple times seeking to know that I have salvation.
Received: January 18, 2020
A roommate in the hospital I'm in now needs prayer. She was to start work as a hospital Chaplain in December. A fluke movement of her back has damaged nerves in her leg and foot. Next week she should have an operation -- with no guarantees for success. Waves of pain return over and over. The MRI can't find the source of the problem.
She has been preparing for this task as Hospital Chaplain for a long time. Now this.
I promised to send a prayer request around the world.
Received: January 18, 2020
My husband is suffering from liver disease and today doctor told me that it’s end stage . Please I want prayers for his speedy recovery. I am a mom of two kids aged 14 years and 7 years and my husband is just 44 years old. I beg u to pray for his life . Which doctors say is very little now they say it’s just matter of days . They can’t help me . Please
Received: January 16, 2020
This prayer has been answered!
I want to thank God for answering one of the prayer requests I posted in this group. My washing machine had developed a mold smell in it and all my clothes got a mold smell after washing in the machine. After months of trying different products other than bleach to get rid of smell, I used bleach which got rid of mold in machine. Yippee! I was sick for days after being exposed to the bleach because of my allergies, but now am better. I washed 3 loads and no mold smell came back. Praising God! I still get sick when in same room because of hot water heater which I bought recently and the paint that was used on it makes me dizzy. Now I need for God to show me how to cover up that paint so I don't get sick from it. Thank you for your prayers.
Received: January 11, 2020
Please pray for me to be healed from: Pagets disease in my hip. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
Received: January 10, 2020
Thank you, Bettie G and everyone who has prayed for me! I had successful carotid "clean-out" surgery on the right side on December 27. My healing has been a rough road with much pain, and it has flared up my chronic pain issues in my head, neck, upper back and shoulders. I am doing my best to rest and let my body heal, and my daughter has been a big help for me (she lives with me). Please pray my healing continues to go well with reduced pain, as all I can use is tylenol. Also, the left side carotids will need to be done also, and I am hoping it can be put off for a couple months to give me time to get back on my feet. I am so grateful to God they found this problem before I had a small stroke or worse! And, again, I am grateful for prayer support through it.
Received: January 6, 2020
I am 48 years old. One week before Thanksgiving I began having very noticeable and different than normal health issues which prompted me to be checked by my Family Physician. Preliminary tests are suggestive of cirrhosis of the liver. I've only consumed alcohol on rare occasion (less than 3-4 times a year). Since hearing this news, I've learned that cirrhosis can be caused by many other things than alcohol and immediately began lifestyle changes that are necessary for this diagnosis. I am waiting for more definitive tests to be run and the results of them. I'm very restricted in daily activities, tasks for and with my family due to my symptoms. I am afraid of the unknown and not being around for my family.
Received: January 6, 2020
#PrayerMonday is an invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness, and for each prayer request tossed into our Prayer Pond. We’ve created a Prayer Focus calendar and encourage you to sign-up and commit to praying during a specific hour – to link arms with us in bringing radical hope and compassionate change to the world through the power of prayer.
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.
And it’s simple to do!
Stop by the Prayer Pond and as you read through the requests, when God tugs at your heart, pause and pray, then consider writing a note, card or letter to encourage that person too.
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.
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CARD MINISTRY FOR TEENS & YA
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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES
INVITATION TO PRAYER
“Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.” John Ortberg
As God invites you into prayer, encourage a dear one with a #PenToPaper note of encouragement. Tuck this FREE Prayer Guide in the envelope.
“… prayer is my place of surrender.” Brenda Bradfort Ottinger
Prayer is… Explore many inspiring quotes about the mystery of prayer. As you pray send a little #PenToPaper prayer to those God puts on your heart. Tuck this FREE Prayer is… printable in the envelope.
Praying When we truly face the shape of our hearts, we can be overwhelmed by the lack that we feel. Sinful, weak, and weary are thoughts that easily come to mind as we carry such weights from our days. But we have a Father who loved us so deeply that He sent His Son to be our Savior in those weakest places. Our Savior felt every weakness we have ever faced, and took them all to the cross for...
Anxiety and Shame in Chronic Illness The day was sunny and beautiful as we drove into the parking lot, but I did not feel much beauty in my heart. In fact, sudden tears rose unbidden to the surface as the medical center came into view. I had been to this same parking lot many times in the past year, but I had carefully kept my back turned to the door that led to the Infusion Center....
Lenten Season The Season of Lent is a time of pausing and reflecting about what our Lord Jesus has won for us: New Life in God, the salvation of our souls! Every year we come around to this time again, pondering the weight of what Jesus bore for us. He gave His life so that we might live. Some faith traditions ask us to think of ways we can fast from our own wants to make the pausing...
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Inspired by the ancient teachings of St. Anthony and the Desert Fathers,The Way of the Heart clears before us 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).
Ruth Haley Barton
Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.
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.
This collection of short stories, reflections, and poems from Jill Briscoe centers on the theme of our relationship with God, and how that relationship must be our daily priority in good times and bad.