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!


This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 3 times.

Gail G.

I thank everyone for your prayers in the past. I need more prayer. The food allergies I am battling have gotten worse and I can only tolerate 1 brand of tuna and white rice. Anything else I try to eat will cause my face to swell and lungs to hurt. Since I battle hypoglycemia I have weakness and shakiness. God has always come through in the past so I'm looking to Him to intervene and give me direction. I am now battling dizziness and can't get out of bed much. thanks so much and hugs to you all.

Received: April 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 21 times.

Andrea

Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing all our prayers.

Waiting on His continuous healing...

Praying for everyone here and praying for the world.

Blessings and love

Received: April 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Myra

My son Jason had a massive heart attack on January 17 then had a stroke on January 31. Doctors didn’t think he’d live thought the weekend. He was in CCU for 62 days. He is only home now because of the danger of being in a hospital during this covid19 virus pandemic. He almost died six times and I truly believe that God saved him because of intense prayer. I pray daily for God to repair his heart. He is very frail, but I will never give up praying for a miracle. He is not a candidate for a heart transplant because he is allergic to the only drug used for transplant patients . He is also not candidate for another procedure because his heart is too small. Seems like everything against him, but God can save him. He has kept him alive this long.

Please pray for my son Jason, who is a wonderful person, that God will repair his damaged heart.

Received: April 16, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Andrea

Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing the prayers of everyone!

I am awaiting His full healing; praying for everyone here and our whole world.

Blessings and Love

Received: April 16, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

teresa moceri

For my son, Jesse, TO BE HEALED in JESUS NAME! I know that GOD is bigger than anything that this world throws at us. As a mother we are worrying about our children. Please pray that my son gets the treatment he needs, the right doctors, and that they actually seem him. May God bless my son.

Received: April 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Damion Greetham

My sister in law has just given birth to a lovely son, but has discovered she has pancreatic cancer. Only 34 years of age, her son is two months old and is one of the best people I know. She has just started chemotherapy but is really struggling.

Received: April 9, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me I have Multiple Sclerosis and heart problems ! I have been so sick the last couple of days. Pray for me and my daughters who have autism they need their mother !

Received: April 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Michelle Novak

I'm kind of desperate for prayer just now. I have generalized dystonia, but have had other all-body symptoms for around 6 months that turned out to rheumatoid arthritis.

I have not begun any treatments yet, due to coronavirus, but my rheumatologist will do a tele-health visit on,Thursday.

Meanwhile, I'm just flattened with pain, inflammation, fatigue, headache, etc. I manage about an hour's activity every day, but my chores and exercise are lying undone.

I don't have a support system as all my family lives elsewhere.

My walk with Christ is profoundly deep: no worries there!

But the inflammation is coming in flares and is making me miserable. And my brain is so fogged I can't read or write.

My quality of life is quite poor now.

I'm not asking for any specific prayer, just that God is merciful to me. He will sovereignly decide what that is.

I want to praise God for his deep faithfulness. It is a never-ending joy to me.

Thank you. God bless all on here.

Michelle

Received: April 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

Elaine

My grandson sorta went off the deep end all of a sudden he is 16 he started doing all kinds of things. Then he ran away from home because there was sooo much tension arguing? He started threatening his parents? Joined up with a gang ? The family has moved a lot out of stateS for fathers job! Sooo we managed to get him, went to a hospital, to a ranch where they care for troubled teens ! They say he has pre-manic symptoms and have him on drugs, which seems to help. He’s been in this facility for about 5-6 months and now they feel he’s ready to go home in a couple of days. His stepdad has been in the service 3 deployments, suffers from PTS. He could us our prayers also his name is Chris I pray they’re all ready? My daughter is very concerned. Of course there is lots of history, he left home because he said he hated he dad! They are getting ready to move into a home they just built ! Lots of prayer.

Received: April 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

shecole

I pray that God heals my friend, Joseph, of mental illness. I pray he delivers him and sets him free of his demons that he's battling with and that he returns back to the old him which is a warrior.

Received: April 6, 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

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.) 

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...

“… 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 something to be said for the hollow place inside us that's made to worship the One who made us. After...

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.” Psalm 46:7 It is a verse that has been on repeat in my heart through these many weeks of turmoil. While...

The Lord is with us

Someone Just Prayed for You in the Midst of the Hard

Someone just prayed for you.   The hour was late, and I was feeling the weight of pain as I rushed to get ready to leave. Yet another medication, along with the disease itself, had caused strange side effects for me. But this time, the on-call nurse told me to get into the ER as soon as I could. This particular reaction was one to be taken very seriously. I sent off a few quick prayer...

Someone just prayed for you.

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).

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

 

 

 

 

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