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 27 times.

Bettie G

Please pray for my dear writing friend, Terry. She has dealt with chronic illness and pain for over 20 years, and just lost her husband, her primary caregiver, to Covid-19. Would you pray for God's comfort and strength during this great loss she is suffering? Thank you.

Received: April 23, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

Pastor

Please pray that God, Jesus, God's Motherly Love and the Holy Spirit provide for and fill my family's need for Doctor, Medical Care, Medications and Daily Needs. In Jesus Name

Received: April 22, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 25 times.

Gail G.

oops, I accidentally hit "answered" button for this request. I'm still waiting for God to answer it. I'm reposting it.The food allergies I am battling have gotten worse and I can only tolerate 1 brand of tuna and white rice. Anything else I try to eat will cause my face to swell and lungs to hurt. Since I battle hypoglycemia I have weakness and shakiness. God has always come through in the past so I'm looking to Him to intervene and give me direction. I am now battling dizziness and can't get out of bed much. thanks so much and hugs to you all

Received: April 22, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

Debbi

Thank you for your prayers as I undergo Immunotherapy Treatment for the recurrence/ spreading of my cancer. I am struggling with emotional exhaustion and limited physical energy as I try to care for myself and my loved one with Dementia. I appreciate your prayers and support!

Received: April 21, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 3 times.

Gail G.

I thank everyone for your prayers in the past. I need more prayer. The food allergies I am battling have gotten worse and I can only tolerate 1 brand of tuna and white rice. Anything else I try to eat will cause my face to swell and lungs to hurt. Since I battle hypoglycemia I have weakness and shakiness. God has always come through in the past so I'm looking to Him to intervene and give me direction. I am now battling dizziness and can't get out of bed much. thanks so much and hugs to you all.

Received: April 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Andrea

Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing all our prayers.

Waiting on His continuous healing...

Praying for everyone here and praying for the world.

Blessings and love

Received: April 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

Myra

My son Jason had a massive heart attack on January 17 then had a stroke on January 31. Doctors didn’t think he’d live thought the weekend. He was in CCU for 62 days. He is only home now because of the danger of being in a hospital during this covid19 virus pandemic. He almost died six times and I truly believe that God saved him because of intense prayer. I pray daily for God to repair his heart. He is very frail, but I will never give up praying for a miracle. He is not a candidate for a heart transplant because he is allergic to the only drug used for transplant patients . He is also not candidate for another procedure because his heart is too small. Seems like everything against him, but God can save him. He has kept him alive this long.

Please pray for my son Jason, who is a wonderful person, that God will repair his damaged heart.

Received: April 16, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Andrea

Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing the prayers of everyone!

I am awaiting His full healing; praying for everyone here and our whole world.

Blessings and Love

Received: April 16, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.

teresa moceri

For my son, Jesse, TO BE HEALED in JESUS NAME! I know that GOD is bigger than anything that this world throws at us. As a mother we are worrying about our children. Please pray that my son gets the treatment he needs, the right doctors, and that they actually seem him. May God bless my son.

Received: April 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 30 times.

Damion Greetham

My sister in law has just given birth to a lovely son, but has discovered she has pancreatic cancer. Only 34 years of age, her son is two months old and is one of the best people I know. She has just started chemotherapy but is really struggling.

Received: April 9, 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

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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

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?

Lent | Jesus, Our Savior

Lenten Season   The Season of Lent is a time of pausing and reflecting about what our Lord Jesus has won for us: New Life in God, the salvation of our souls! Every year we come around to this time again, pondering the weight of what Jesus bore for us. He gave His life so that we might live. Some faith traditions ask us to think of ways we can fast from our own wants to make the pausing...

Lenten Season - Jesus, Our Savior

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.

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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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