Prayer Ministry

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 29 times.

Adrienne For Carol

Hello Friends. This is for my dear friend Carol. She is 76, lives alone and is going through some difficult days. Father's Day will be 3 years that her son passed away suddenly. She struggles with that. She has had 3 back surgeries and 5 knee surgeries. She is meeting with an orthopedic surgeon on June 24th to schedule her 4th back surgery. All the rods and pins in her back are loose and she is in intense pain constantly. She is barely able to walk. She feels very alone and I told her about the wonderful prayer group and she asked that you would include her at this time. This back surgery will require breaking her back. It is possibly a 2 day surgery with 8 to 10 hours each surgery. A long recovery. Thank you for this group of prayer warriors because I myself feel the prayers and am encouraged by knowing that someone prays and cares. Love.

Received: June 15, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.


Hello Friends, I asked for prayer for my bronchitis is much, much better but my sciatica and chronic pain from my fibro are still very high. I would appreciate continued prayer in this area. Also, for my husband that is receiving physical therapy on his right wrist and hand. He has a form of tendonitis in it. He goes 3 times a week and needs to wear a brace on that wrist. We are praying that he will get some relief from his pain also. Thank you for reading today and praying.

Received: June 14, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 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 30 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 32 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 33 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 30 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 27 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 34 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

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#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

Volunteer Prayer Coordinator – Bettie Gilbert

Chronic Joy's New Volunteer Prayer Pond Coordinator   We are delighted to officially welcome Bettie Gilbert as Chronic Joy's brand new Volunteer Prayer Coordinator! Bettie is a beautiful soul with a huge heart for prayer who has been with us since the very beginning. (You'll learn more of her story below.) Bettie will welcome and invite our community into prayer through Scripture, short...

We are delighted to officially welcome Bettie Gilbert to the Chronic Joy family as our brand new Volunteer Prayer Pond Coordinator!

Acquainted with Grief | Prayer Prompt

  Acquainted with Grief     Strange acquaintance for the Son of God! The brightness of glory, and the express image of the Father’s person! But He came into our world on purpose that He might know by experience all that His people had suffered; yea, all that His people deserved. He had heard of sorrow. He had seen it in others. But He had never felt it Himself. He took our nature. He...

Acquainted with Grief | Prayer Prompt

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

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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