Prayer Pond

Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy Ministry 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 every Monday is #PrayerMonday, 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. 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.

You are invited to share your prayer request and/ or praise 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 31 times.

Diane Shoup

I have been bitten possibly by a spider or tick. I have a welt on the front side rim of my left arm pit. It is very uncomfortable. The doctor put me on a 14 day course of antibiotics. The welt is now there a week, please pray that it goes away and that the antibiotics do not make me sick. Thanks.

Received: June 14, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.


My husband has a procedure tomorrow on his foot. Please pray all goes smoothly and the recovery goes well. Thank you

Received: June 13, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.


Please join me in praying for:

• Heather - a friend and previous co-worker of my daughter's who is currently fighting for her life. She is mom of five young children, including a baby born yesterday (8 weeks early)

• Gracee - a sweet 16 year old who is in the ICU with multiple serious injuries after an auto accident yesterday

• my dear friend, Monica, who's second daughter is in the process of being diagnosed with EDS and POTS

• and for my Dad who is recovering from cancer surgery (again) yesterday

Received: June 12, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Mary Casey

Please pray for my Vertigo which came on after a flight to CA last July. A few days ago it flared up big time - very debilitating! I believe the Lord has some important work for me to get done this summer, but I will need healing to make that happen. I give Him all the praise for my many blessings in the midst of this trial.

Received: June 11, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.


Please pray that I do not fret, but remain steadfast and trusting the Lord in the midst of some stressful situations right now. Pray that the peace of the Lord will fill my heart and receive wisdom from the Lord in regard of my response to any provocation...and that my response would be rooted in God's love and truth.

Received: June 10, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.


My seasonal part-time job is ending this week, and I am not sure if I can go back or do any other kind of work anymore due to pain and health issues. My budget will be very tight, but I do get disability. Already on several medications, and one more being added now for diabetes. I pray to overcome my pain and fatigue every day this summer to just be able to walk and swim for health benefits and continue to lose weight. Asking prayer for my health and finances. I am so grateful I will have the time now to be a part of this group and pray for others, too.

Received: June 10, 2019

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 11 times.


Prayer for intense pain with fibromyalgia, sciatica and chronic bronchitis. Love

Received: June 10, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 30 times.


My chronic illness is going through a severe flare right now. So many doctors. So much money. So much prayer. I know I will be healed in heaven, but I would like to be able to help my daughter and her new baby. Thank you.

Received: June 10, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 9 times.

Chronic Joy

We invite you to join us as we pray together this week:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for coming near, for choosing to dwell with us, through the gift of Your son, Jesus. We admit that we feel so alone on many days. Would You open our eyes to see how near You are to us? Would You lift our focus to the fellowship which You have called us to join? Thank You for the precious gift of belonging that You have given to us. Thank You that Your Holy Spirit is bringing our weary and wounded hearts to You in every cry that we lift up. Help us today to offer our hearts to You. Your love is so precious to us.

In the name of Your son, Jesus we pray,


Received: June 9, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.


I am currently in testing for my lungs. I have Sarcoidosis but may very well have Pulmonary Fibrosis as well. I am only 30 years old and really want to be able watch my niece and nephew grow up and eventually have a family of my own.

Received: June 8, 2019


#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.

Please use the form below to sign up and commit to pray for the mission and ministry of Chronic Joy and those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness during a specific hour. You can sign up for multiple hours if you like by filling out the form again.

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Card Ministry

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.

Or let us choose. You write the note of encouragement and we’ll choose the recipient.

Send your card to: Card Ministry, c/o Chronic Joy, 1015 Lemira Circle, Waukesha, WI 53188 and we’ll send it on for you.

Would you like to receive a note of encouragement? We invite you to sign-up, and as our mailbox fills up, we’ll forward a little love to you.



From time to time our hearts are moved to send old-school notes to those in our community. May we bless you with tangible expressions of love and community?   *US residents only.


Would you like to send a note or letter offering prayer and encouragement?  Mail your unsealed cards and letters to us and we will send them on to someone in our community.

Prayer Posts

Worship at His Footstool | Prayer Prompt

In times of distress and heartache sometimes the only thing to do is to place ourselves in humble submission before our great God.When doubt floods into our minds, there is a comfort to be found as we look away from our situation to the vastness and holiness of our Lord.But what do the words mean, here, “to worship at his footstool?”  When we look into the Barnes Notes on the Bible...

Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. Psalm 99:5 KJV

Wait Upon the Lord | Prayer Prompt

What if waiting gives us hope? I cannot begin to count the number of times I have longed for the fulfillment of this verse in my life. Crying, hoping, and filled with trust, I have asked God to lift me away from the trials that assaulted me. But what if there is a deeper truth to be found within this promise given from God? What if by waiting on God we are given a picture of hope within Him?...

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;

Arms Open in Prayer | Prayer Prompt

Have you ever given thought to why Moses would stand on a hill with his arms open?   The battle went well as long as his arms were lifted high and open, but when he faltered, the warriors lost ground. Lifted high, his arms represented his openness and willingness, praying in line with God, and interceding on behalf of the Israelites.   INTERCESSORY PRAYER - WHAT IS IT?  ...

Arms Open - Intercessory Prayer

Prayer Books

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

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).

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? 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. 

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.

The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the Steps of My Soul

Jill Briscoe

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.





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