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 24 times.

Alex

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.

Anonymous

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.

Amen

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

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Colin

Please pray that God is merciful to my family and I, that God fills us with His Holy Spirit and Leads us in His Way, that God heals, helps and delivers us and that God ensures any needed medication arrives on time and prevents further problems. In Jesus Name

Received: February 5, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

Stacy

My family has been journeying through a stark wilderness with physical, spiritual, psychological, relational, and financial devastation for the last several years. God has been merciful. and not only has He sustained us, and taught us, but He has also blessed us in this season. But, we are all so weary. Please pray that God would bring us into a new land with wide open pastures and abundant, reliable streams, as well as healing from the damage that we have incurred in this time of trial. Thank you for your prayers for my family

Received: February 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 43 times.

Jenny Jones

I am in desperate need of prayer covering. I have been struggling for months with depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I am being treated by a psychiatrist, but no counseling or therapy other than medication. Anxiety has been a lifelong battle, especially in regards to fears of abandonment and being alone. I rarely leave the house due to the chronic illnesses, sleeping 12+ hours and sometimes more. I rarely drive. Watch church service online but not the same. My husband and parents are all believers and pray over me often.

I struggle more than any other with the lies of Satan telling me I'm not ready to meet the Lord and so I pray multiple times seeking to know that I have salvation.

Received: January 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 39 times.

Ann-Sofie

A roommate in the hospital I'm in now needs prayer. She was to start work as a hospital Chaplain in December. A fluke movement of her back has damaged nerves in her leg and foot. Next week she should have an operation -- with no guarantees for success. Waves of pain return over and over. The MRI can't find the source of the problem.

She has been preparing for this task as Hospital Chaplain for a long time. Now this.

I promised to send a prayer request around the world.

Received: January 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Anonymous

My husband is suffering from liver disease and today doctor told me that it’s end stage . Please I want prayers for his speedy recovery. I am a mom of two kids aged 14 years and 7 years and my husband is just 44 years old. I beg u to pray for his life . Which doctors say is very little now they say it’s just matter of days . They can’t help me . Please

Received: January 16, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 5 times.

GAIL GODWIN

I want to thank God for answering one of the prayer requests I posted in this group. My washing machine had developed a mold smell in it and all my clothes got a mold smell after washing in the machine. After months of trying different products other than bleach to get rid of smell, I used bleach which got rid of mold in machine. Yippee! I was sick for days after being exposed to the bleach because of my allergies, but now am better. I washed 3 loads and no mold smell came back. Praising God! I still get sick when in same room because of hot water heater which I bought recently and the paint that was used on it makes me dizzy. Now I need for God to show me how to cover up that paint so I don't get sick from it. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: January 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 30 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me to be healed from: Pagets disease in my hip. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Received: January 10, 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

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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