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 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 13 times.

BettieG

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 27 times.

Peter

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 34 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 40 times.

Anonymous

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 41 times.

Anonymous

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,

Hannah

Received: May 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Anonymous

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 34 times.

Anonymous

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

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.

Angela Freischmidt

My fiance has korikoff syndrome which is alcoholic dementia. Everyday the drinking continues and more memory is lost. My fiance can barely walk from the bed to the couch and can't remember things I've said 5 mins. Prior. I've been told by doctors that even if the drinking stops at this point the damage is permanent we can only hope to prevent further damage. After a year and rehab my fiance gave up after getting worse instead of better and relapsed back into beer. Now I've become a caregiver and feel so lost. I feel like I pray everyday for healing and help and receive no answer, its been so long with so much false hope with disappointment I'm starting to loose faith. I love and try so hard everyday but feel so hopeless.

Received: May 4, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.

Kivaughn Williams

Please pray over the anxiety and doubtful feelings I have about my future. Also please pray for the bitterness and wrath within my family members. Thank you!

Received: May 1, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.

Molly

Please pray for my friend, Andy, who has chronic depression and possibly other chronic issues. He needs salvation and he really needs help with his mental health. He is my ex-boyfriend, and he decided to walk away from our relationship in part because I have Chronic Lyme, and he does not believe in it. Please pray that God would soften his heart and his pride.

Received: April 30, 2020

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.

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.  

CARD MINISTRY

Sign-up to receive special mailings from us. You are our community and we would love to bless you with beautiful images, encouragement for your day, and the opportunity to inspire others. (Limited international delivery.)

CARD MINISTRY FOR TEENS & YA

Teens and young adultss would you be blessed to receive cards in the mail? Encouraging and inspiring #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox. Sign-up today!  (It’s safe and secure.) 

CARD MINISTRY

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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES

INVITATION TO PRAYER

“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...

“… 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

Bitterness: Letting Christ Bring Compassion

  Social Distancing, Self-Isolation, & Quarantine   The memes and the quips scrolled by me faster than I could keep up. It seemed that everyone had something to say about self-isolation, quarantine, lock-down, and the restrictions that were suddenly, with very little warning, thrust upon us. I hit the “like” button more times than I could count … Finally the rest of the world would...

Social Distancing, Self-Isolation & Quarantine

Praying: Our Savior, Jesus, Teaches Us How to Pray

Praying When we truly face the shape of our hearts, we can be overwhelmed by the lack that we feel. Sinful, weak, and weary are thoughts that easily come to mind as we carry such weights from our days. But we have a Father who loved us so deeply that He sent His Son to be our Savior in those weakest places. Our Savior felt every weakness we have ever faced, and took them all to the cross for...

Lord, teach us to pray.

Lifting Shame in our Praying

Anxiety and Shame in Chronic Illness   The day was sunny and beautiful as we drove into the parking lot, but I did not feel much beauty in my heart. In fact, sudden tears rose unbidden to the surface as the medical center came into view. I had been to this same parking lot many times in the past year, but I had carefully kept my back turned to the door that led to the Infusion Center....

Are you facing shame or anxiety about your prayer requests?

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).

LEARN MORE.

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. This book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

 

 

 

 

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