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.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
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 pray that God leads and guides me, keeps my strength and also continues to look on Joe.
Received: July 19, 2020
Please pray that the results for Barretts Esophagus for me are only mild and also can be managed by certain foods.
Also please pray that I get my dream job soon, and for a safe delivery of my Daughters 2nd baby. x many thanks
Received: July 13, 2020
I am having a CT scan this week to determine the extent of my cancer. I see the Oncologist next week to discuss further treatment. I am asking for prayers that the cancer hasn't spread, and that I can continue with Immunotherapy. Also, prayers as I try to care for my loved one with dementia. Thanks.
Received: July 12, 2020
I am scheduled for a high-speed radio wave ablation for nerve pain in my head on Monday morning. In order to reduce the risk of bleeding, the Doctors had me stop the only pain med my body will tolerate, since it's an aspirin derivative. I'm in a lot of fibro & RA pain now, and I would so appreciate your prayers this week. You are all such blessings to me.
Received: July 11, 2020
Please include my husband Daniel in your prayers he is currently at the hospital for his bipolar treatment. He has episode of depression and anxiety. I believe in prayer specially collective prayer. Also include me so God will give me grace to carry through this challenging times. I also will pray for everyone here as well who needs prayers. Thank you.
Received: July 8, 2020
I've suffered from m.e fibromyalgia systemic candida for over twenty years. I'm also struggling with deep depression at the moment, so bad I'm not coping with simple every day tasks. I don't have the strength to overcome all of this. I need a miracle.
Received: July 8, 2020
Hello. Please pray for me as I am suffering from severe schizophrenia and it is overpowering me and my life. Please help me and pray that God heals me from it completely and quickly, even as soon as possible if you would.
Received: July 8, 2020
Please pray for my friend Carla who fell yesterday, and had to have emergency surgery this morning for a hip replacement. She has diabetes, asthma, and multiple severe allergies. Please pray for God's strength and protection.
Received: July 3, 2020
Please pray for my mother and me, who have battled Lyme disease for many years. I think we are both feeling a lot of discouragement lately, and we need strength and hope.
I‘d also like to share a praise that God really brought me through the pain of a breakup in which my boyfriend left me, in part, due to my illness.
Received: July 1, 2020
My 25-year old son was just admitted to the hospital for a currently undiagnosed mental illness that has plagued him and his family for two years. This once happy, kind, intelligent young man has turned angry and scared. Please pray that the mental health professionals can help him and make him realize he needs their help to live a happy and productive life. Thank you.
Received: June 30, 2020
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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
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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES
I cannot wish away this pain ... cannot get away from this broken body ... But what I can do is ... turn my sickness and pain into an offering.
Prayer prompts with Scriptures that lead us in praying for peace. Jesus brings us true peace as we pray to Him.
Those of us who walk this chronic illness pathway share a fellowship we may not have known had we remained healthy. We share in the deep comfort of Christ.
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).
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.
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.
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.