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 22 times.

Karen S.

Please pray for my sister Julie and her husband Mark, who has fought a hard battle with leukemia and bone marrow cancer. After months of chemo, he and the donor (his son) had been cleared for a bone marrow transplant in June. But 2 days ago, Mark experienced a sudden and devastating downturn. Today, the hospital has released him into hospice homecare. They have two children and a granddaughter. Pray for meaningful family time together, and that God will draw the family closer to Him through this tender time of saying goodbyes. Pray also for assurance of Salvation.

Received: May 21, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 37 times.


In Oregon we are in stay home/stay safe until July 6th. We have been in this mode since March 8th. I missing family & friends so much. My anxiety is very high. I am unmotivated and teary. Please pray for peace and strength to get through the next month and a half with peace & calmness. Thank you

Received: May 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 41 times.


Prayer request for our marriage there was infidelity we are both hurting. We have separated. Pray for our restoration of our union. Pray for god to lead us both and restore our hearts. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Received: May 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.


I am having yet another allergic reaction to a medication. This time it's to the sedative given before today's MRI. Would you pray it calms down so that I don't have to go to the ER? And that I would give my treatment into God's hands again, for however long HE says this process must last? Thank you so much.

Received: May 15, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 41 times.


Please pray that God is merciful to my age, sicknesses and life long integrity to God and that He Helps me against daily attacks and frustrations to be Strong In The Lord and the Power Of His Might. In Jesus Name

Received: May 13, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 50 times.

Rayla Noel

Please remember our son Johann 19 years old, blind. He suffered seizures past two years; after they stopped the aggression began. He was the sweetest most gentle of us five at home; now everyday is a struggle. New medicines have partially helped; yet behaviour varies. Do pray for strength, healing and wisdom for each of us at home. Thankyou.

Received: May 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 54 times.


Please pray for my Grandson Noah. He is 3 months old and in ICU . Doctors are unsure of the cause of his sickness and he is scheduled to undergo a risky test. Please pray for his recovery. Thank you.

Received: May 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 55 times.


Might I selfishly ask that you keep me in your prayers right now. I became very unwell with mental illness in January and fell out of work with this this in March. I am suffering with intense anxiety and depression and feel that my ability to appreciate 'hope' and 'faith' have been completely diminished. I always turned to the Lord but right now I feel that he is nowhere to be found. Please pray that my suffering is soon eased and I am able to offer my gifts to others.

Thank you kind people,


Received: May 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 47 times.


Please pray for my two sons. One is 31 and severely disabled. He does not sleep any longer and has begun having self-injurious behaviors. My other son became ill at 24 and 2 years later is still suffering from the chronic effects of 6 surgeries to try to heal the problem. Now it appears that the same problem is beginning again on the other side of his body despite one side not yet being healed. I don't want this to shake my family's faith either. Please pray for healing and strengthening of our family. Many thanks dear friends in Christ.

Received: May 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 49 times.


Please pray for my beloved daughter Sierra (late 20s), who is struggling with PTSD ... from a trauma & various betrayals and disappointments in her past, which is affecting her relationship with the Lord, with others, and with those who love her most.

Received: May 4, 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.) 


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“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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