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 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.


Received: April 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.


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.


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

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Marie E. Estivenne

My father, Edvard, has been sick for 12 days now. I don't know what wrong with him. He can't eat, he feels there is like a rock rolling on his chest. He's loosing a lot of weight. Please pray for God to heal him, pray for God to do a miracle for him. Whatever the sickness that he has for God to make it disappear in Jesus name Amen.

Received: April 5, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

sherry hutcherson

I am praying for a complete and whole healing for my fiancé.Healing for his stomach and throat. He has ulcers in those places which makes it hard for him to eat. He is under weight and needs to gain weight to be healthy.

Received: April 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.


Please pray that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit actively heal my family and me of all known and unknown sicknesses and diseases and that He continues to abundantly bless and guide us. In Jesus Name

Received: April 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.


Please pray for miracle, complete healing and full recovery for my husband Julius who has cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and in the state of paralysis right now. Please pray too healing for his stomach. Please pray to our Lord Jesus that he will be given another chance to live and serve him. Please also pray for mighty financial provisions and all of his household will NEVER be afflicted of the COVID disease. Thank you very much and God bless.

Received: April 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 21 times.


I have a person that is so dear to my heart .I take her as another daughter .She was in remission last year and a month ago the cancer came back in her bones.Please pray for Gods healing and strength for the treatments she has to endure.I know God as a healer He healed me from cancer 31 years ago.I know the power of pray and what it can do.Please pray for my friend.

Received: April 3, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Gayl Wright

Please pray for my friend, Peggi, and her husband, Joe. He was diagnosed with cancer in the fall, had chemo and was cleared. Now another aggressive cancer has come. He has had chemo but now has high fevers and was taken to the hospital. They found his bowel is perforated and he needs emergency surgery. The doctor said he might not make it through. Peggi is not allowed to be at the hospital. Their two sons in the Marines are trying to get home.

Received: April 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.


Please help mw pray for my mum. She is seriously ill and has been ill for a long time. She seems to be giving up.

Received: April 1, 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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“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 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).


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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