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 15 times.

Gayl Wright

My sister-in-law, Ruth, went into the hospital Friday night with pneumonia in both lungs. She is being given oxygen and antibiotics but has seen no improvement. This morning she was moved to the Intensive Care unit. Please pray for healing, for wisdom for the medical team, for comfort and peace for Ruth and her husband, Gary. Thank you so much.

Received: March 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.


I am so thankful that God was with me today as I started back on the road of medication treatments again, after many medication failures. Today it was an infusion for Osteoporosis, and 2 weeks from today I begin RA infusions. Would you pray that I keep allowing the Lord to replace my fear with His courage? Thank you so much!

Received: February 28, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.



I have a close friend whose 8 year old daughter just relapsed with her second round of aggressive form of cancer. I am asking for many prayers to heal this young girl. I am also asking for prayers of strength, courage, and faith for her and her family during this journey. They have so much fear and my hope is it is replaced with faith.

Thank you.

Received: February 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 30 times.





Received: February 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.


Thank you, for all who are praying for me. Pagets disease is still present, but I believe in the power of prayer and that God still heals. So I will continue to pray for healing and ask that you continue to pray for me. I know God can do it!

Received: February 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Gail P Godwin

I am having another food crisis. The new shipment of the only brand of chicken I can eat has changed something and I am having severe reactions after eating pieces. I'm having dizziness, face burning, top of head is throbbing. These reactions lasted for hours Wednesday night and next day. I noticed the packaging has changed so it's either the new plastic or something in the chicken has changed. I have a few older packs of chicken that I've been eating and tolerating ok, but will be out of it on Sunday. So I really need God' s direction or the only foods I will be able to tolerate are the white rice and tuna I've got. I have to have lots of protein in my diet or hypoglycemia sets in quickly. thanks for prayer.

Received: February 21, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.


Please pray that God may bless me to feel better. I have the flu and the side effects from the medicine prescribed are taking a toll on me. Please pray that I could feel better soon.


Thank you for your prayers.

Received: February 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.


I have been struggling with anxiety issues for several years now. I have only recently returned to the flock. My biggest issue lies in death. Where my heart knows that I am saved and I will be with Jesus for perpetuity, the brain is, unfortunately, not as convinced. Please pray with me that I may find security with Jesus and that this demon anxiety will leave not only myself but all those who struggle alongside me.

Received: February 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.


Dear God please help Lara to do well in school and to get excited again because I have great things in store for her. She won’t feel lonely or sad she will feel needed and glad.


Received: February 7, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

Medication Health Concerns

Please pray that God keeps doctor (of 25 years) healthy and active or that God provides a matching alternative, that God blesses me with income to purchase medication and pay responsibilities, that God ensures needed medications and supplies arrive on time, that others are supportive and compassionate to our age, needs and circumstances, that God grants peace, prosperity, Christian obedience and God's Ever Presence, Leadership and Help in our lives. In Jesus Name

Received: February 6, 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.  


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.)


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.) 


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“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 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).


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.


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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