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 illness and 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.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
But what happens when chronic pain drives you to your bed, day after day. What happens when you feel the sting of the night-time hours’ of loneliness? What happens when you have searched for answers but found none? Welcome to the world that is a much-too-common-normal for many chronic illness sufferers.
Is this world of chronic illness a place where life is stunted? Or could there be a hidden intimacy with our Lord not seen before? Perhaps it is precisely the place where prayers are born. Could it be that the unrelenting pain is what might cause us to cry out to our God for His help?
In this place of crying-out, there is a longing in our soul that rises from the deep places. The Scriptures speak of “Deep calling out to deep,” Psalm 42:7 and “Hear the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 28:2 But sometimes those vague terms can cause us to flounder in our weaknesses and set aside the call to prayer. As you long for a way to find expression for your heart-longings, join us at on the Let’s Pray page to find help and explanations of different types of Biblical prayers:
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. May He bring a fullness to your praying as you pause with Him now.
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. What an honor to realize that every time we click that button, the person who submitted the request will get an email notifying them that “Someone just prayed for you.” We can lift our prayers in the night hours, in the hot sun of noon, or at the dawn of the morning, and He will hear us.
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17 KJV
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 have a praise report. I am sleeping better. Thanks to everyone for who prayed for me. It is so encouraging to get a notice in my email indicating someone prayed for me. Blessing to all Chronic Joy prayer warriors. Edna
Received: June 6, 2020
Please pray for my uncle Jim. Firstly, he needs Jesus. He's an old man with cancer who recently went to the ER. He has fluid around his heart and lungs. His wife Donna depends on him. You see she's legally blind, in a wheelchair and diabetic.
Received: June 4, 2020
Please pray for my 16 year old daughter. She has been suffering for a year and doctor’s can’t find reasonable cause as to why her body isn’t responding to treatment like it should be. She has endured so many tests and procedures with no improvements. She has been feeling overwhelmed and depressed. She said she wished that Jesus could reach down and hug her.
Please pray for her healing and for me that I might have the wisdom to help her. I can’t sleep at night -I worry so much about her. Thank you.
Received: May 31, 2020
Please Pray for salvation for my family and healing for my daughters, Kathleen who has depression and Sandy who has a heart defect. And I need healing from pain in my stomach, from coeliac disease. please pray for James to come home safely from Spain and for his finances to be released so we can get married and buy a house and for us to be a witness to other people.
Please pray that my books ... [would] be a witness of God's Love.
Received: May 29, 2020
Your prayers have upheld me during a difficult time. Thank you! I continue to request prayer for strength, wisdom, and energy as I deal with cancer treatment and the care of my loved one with dementia.
Received: May 29, 2020
I am bed bound and it is my birthday next week. Please pray God blesses the day with his presence.
I also have a medical issue which I have been given medicine for but it hasn't worked, the next step is going into hospital for tests. Please pray the medication will work after all so I don’t have to go into hospital.
My mum who also has chronic illness has to make a decision by next week as to whether to go ahead with a treatment or go a different route.
Please pray that the phone connection is better when she talks to the consultant as it was so bad last time and couldn’t hear the consultant properly.
Received: May 28, 2020
Please pray that the Lord will comfort this dear family and draw each one of them closer to Him, as they grieve the loss of their beloved family leader, Mark Quinn, who died on 05.22.20 from sudden complications associated with lymphoma & bone marrow cancer, and who they are laying to rest this week.
For my sister, Julie Quinn, grieving the death of the love of her life for over 40 years.
For their 2 children, Clayton & Katie, and granddaughter, Zoey, grieving their devoted father, "Pop".
For Mark's mother, Marlene; sisters: Sharon and Mary Ellen; nieces/nephews: Philip, Lauren, Ashley
Received: May 27, 2020
Lord, I pray that the plan you have for our family and myself, the plan of marriage in good faith, trust, truth, loyalty, faithfulness, good health, no financial worries, safety and protection. That we build our own home with you together... that our children will be safe and protected, successful always in all of their lives always. I pray lord that let your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.
Thank you Lord for everything in our lives all you have given and blessed us with and will have. Thank you for your strength to continue our journey. Thank you for always being with us. I pray for blessing and miracles for all our family, our friends, our neighbors, and all we know. Lord help everyone person in their lives. Thank you. Amen.
Received: May 25, 2020
Having problems sleeping and is now causing some anxiety. I have been sleeping in my recliner and feel afraid to go to bed. I have been trying to give this fear over to the Lord.
Received: May 24, 2020
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
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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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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES
Christmas: Little children light up with a glow of excitement when the word is mentioned. The word itself has become a season all its own. But why is it that the word “Christmas” stirs in our hearts a longing for gathering together and rejoicing?
When we seek to cultivate a joyous sense of thankfulness, it will change everything, our hearts, our outlook, and our prayers.
I cannot wish away this pain ... cannot get away from this broken body ... But what I can do is ... turn my sickness and pain into an offering.
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).
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.
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.
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.