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 physical and/or 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.

Prayer Pond

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.

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 29 times.

Colette Macleod

I have a an MRI showing heigtened activity in the cervical and thoracic spine, with a question of demylination or MS. I am 56 years old, and have suffered for over a year with neuropathy, and an unknown autoimmue conditition.

Right now my low back is in spasm, I was riding a bike earlier this month and trying to walk short distances daily. I know Jesus is my strength and my savior, he has restored my brain function and kidney function. Please pray for my low back so I can sit up and play a game, or sleep. I am dealing with so much already. I know God has a purpose for me being here. I ask for healing of my nerves and spine. I am grateful you are offering this service to us. It gives me much hope. I know in the past I have prayed with much faith for those whose marriages were suffering, those in ill health, even a dog! I feel God has used me as a vehicle so many times. I have faced darkness, wondering why I am suffering so much, and have prayed for relief many times. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with you. With love and gratitude, Colette

Received: June 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.


I have a praise report. I am sleeping better. Thanks to everyone for who prayed for me. It is so encouraging to get a notice in my email indicating someone prayed for me. Blessing to all Chronic Joy prayer warriors. Edna

Received: June 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.


Please pray for my uncle Jim. Firstly, he needs Jesus. He's an old man with cancer who recently went to the ER. He has fluid around his heart and lungs. His wife Donna depends on him. You see she's legally blind, in a wheelchair and diabetic.

Received: June 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 42 times.


Please pray for my 16 year old daughter. She has been suffering for a year and doctor’s can’t find reasonable cause as to why her body isn’t responding to treatment like it should be. She has endured so many tests and procedures with no improvements. She has been feeling overwhelmed and depressed. She said she wished that Jesus could reach down and hug her.

Please pray for her healing and for me that I might have the wisdom to help her. I can’t sleep at night -I worry so much about her. Thank you.

Received: May 31, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 40 times.

Catherine Atherton

Please Pray for salvation for my family and healing for my daughters, Kathleen who has depression and Sandy who has a heart defect. And I need healing from pain in my stomach, from coeliac disease. please pray for James to come home safely from Spain and for his finances to be released so we can get married and buy a house and for us to be a witness to other people.

Please pray that my books ... [would] be a witness of God's Love.

Thank you.

From Catherine

Received: May 29, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.


Your prayers have upheld me during a difficult time. Thank you! I continue to request prayer for strength, wisdom, and energy as I deal with cancer treatment and the care of my loved one with dementia.

Received: May 29, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.


I am bed bound and it is my birthday next week. Please pray God blesses the day with his presence.

I also have a medical issue which I have been given medicine for but it hasn't worked, the next step is going into hospital for tests. Please pray the medication will work after all so I don’t have to go into hospital.

My mum who also has chronic illness has to make a decision by next week as to whether to go ahead with a treatment or go a different route.

Please pray that the phone connection is better when she talks to the consultant as it was so bad last time and couldn’t hear the consultant properly.

Received: May 28, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 35 times.

Karen S.

Please pray that the Lord will comfort this dear family and draw each one of them closer to Him, as they grieve the loss of their beloved family leader, Mark Quinn, who died on 05.22.20 from sudden complications associated with lymphoma & bone marrow cancer, and who they are laying to rest this week.

For my sister, Julie Quinn, grieving the death of the love of her life for over 40 years.

For their 2 children, Clayton & Katie, and granddaughter, Zoey, grieving their devoted father, "Pop".

For Mark's mother, Marlene; sisters: Sharon and Mary Ellen; nieces/nephews: Philip, Lauren, Ashley

Received: May 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 30 times.


Lord, I pray that the plan you have for our family and myself, the plan of marriage in good faith, trust, truth, loyalty, faithfulness, good health, no financial worries, safety and protection. That we build our own home with you together... that our children will be safe and protected, successful always in all of their lives always. I pray lord that let your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.

Thank you Lord for everything in our lives all you have given and blessed us with and will have. Thank you for your strength to continue our journey. Thank you for always being with us. I pray for blessing and miracles for all our family, our friends, our neighbors, and all we know. Lord help everyone person in their lives. Thank you. Amen.

Received: May 25, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.


Having problems sleeping and is now causing some anxiety. I have been sleeping in my recliner and feel afraid to go to bed. I have been trying to give this fear over to the Lord.

Received: May 24, 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.  


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 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.) 


CJ Star and the Sunshine Squad want kids to know just how much they are loved by Jesus. Bright, engaging characters bring laughter, delight, and sunshine to an even difficult day. SIGN-UP your child (and their siblings) today. (Safe and secure.) 



“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.

Prayer Posts

Praising in the Midst of Our Pain

Praise Rising Have you ever looked outside, breathed in the fresh air of God’s touch, and suddenly felt praise rising up from some unknown place inside you? Have you ever seen beauty that takes your breath away or felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is...


Praising in the midst of pain

Creation: Our Lord has Shown Himself Strong for Us

Do you ever feel that this world, our world, is spinning off its axis? If you have received an email or card mailed to you this month from the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond, you might have received this verse included with your note: “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”...


The Lord is with us

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).


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.


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.


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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