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 35 times.


I am currently in testing for my lungs. I have Sarcoidosis but may very well have Pulmonary Fibrosis as well. I am only 30 years old and really want to be able watch my niece and nephew grow up and eventually have a family of my own.

Received: June 8, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.

Bettie G

I would appreciate prayer as I have run out of current options for the treatment of my RA, and recenty tested positive for Sjogren's also. My body reacts poorly to all the standard meds, so I am in the process of seeking a new Rheumatologist, hoping for some new options. And today I found out that my brother's wife began chemo for breast cancer.

Received: May 30, 2019

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 9 times.


Praying today for a dear friend as she hosts her second Option EDS Retreat this week. Please join me in praying for respite and peace for the families who are attending - that they will be encouraged and inspired, and that they will return home reminded of just how deeply they are loved and cared about by their Heavenly Father.

Received: May 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 38 times.


I could use prayer anytime, but especially now since I am in my third trimester of pregnancy. I am considered high risk due to multiple health problems and advanced age.

Received: May 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 37 times.


I still don’t feel comfort from scripture when I feel stuck which is a 24/7 thing, I don’t feel his presence or any joy. Going thru what I do and feeling alone and pretty much dead inside is not easy. I don’t know if God has abandoned me, my heart has become hard during this time or I was never saved to begin with. I believed in God and Jesus before illness, I just never had a relationship or a foundation there, I didn’t have Christian friends and didn’t know what it meant to walk with the lord. I thought if I believed that was all I needed. Now I’m chronically ill and alone, lost so much and don’t know how to get thru this. I fear dying, scripture makes me feel nothing or condemned. My brain struggles to remember or comprehend things anymore. I don’t know what to do. I want to someone partner with Jesus and God thru this but don’t know how.

Received: May 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.


For stability as I go through the change of life. Juggling emotions that keep changing with my chronic illness is overwhelming at times.

That the Lord take the lonely feeling away and put good people in my life.

Received: May 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 35 times.


I am in a difficult marriage when a serious, ongoing illness for the past 10 years has changed a husband from a man on fire for the Lord, loving, caring to now a bitter, angry person, mad at God for allowing this illness to take over his body. He is negative and unhappy with his life, he is surrounding himself with people who are influencing his negativity. He was sober for 25+ years and is drinking again. His guilt is fierce and trying to encourage with the word of God and prayer just makes him angry. All of this is making me a different person-anxiety, depression, suspicious of his activities which keeps us in turmoil.

We have been on the verge of separation several times recently. All I can do at this point is pray and trust in Gods plan. I do not have anyone I can talk to or confide.

Received: May 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.


My many health issues. To have energy. To find a new neurosurgeon who can handle my complicated case and perform the surgery I need; the one I was seeing has stopped practicing.

Received: May 30, 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 Pond 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 Pond 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,...

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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