Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.
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
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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'm kind of desperate for prayer just now. I have generalized dystonia, but have had other all-body symptoms for around 6 months that turned out to rheumatoid arthritis.
I have not begun any treatments yet, due to coronavirus, but my rheumatologist will do a tele-health visit on,Thursday.
Meanwhile, I'm just flattened with pain, inflammation, fatigue, headache, etc. I manage about an hour's activity every day, but my chores and exercise are lying undone.
I don't have a support system as all my family lives elsewhere.
My walk with Christ is profoundly deep: no worries there!
But the inflammation is coming in flares and is making me miserable. And my brain is so fogged I can't read or write.
My quality of life is quite poor now.
I'm not asking for any specific prayer, just that God is merciful to me. He will sovereignly decide what that is.
I want to praise God for his deep faithfulness. It is a never-ending joy to me.
Thank you. God bless all on here.
Received: April 7, 2020
My grandson sorta went off the deep end all of a sudden he is 16 he started doing all kinds of things. Then he ran away from home because there was sooo much tension arguing? He started threatening his parents? Joined up with a gang ? The family has moved a lot out of stateS for fathers job! Sooo we managed to get him, went to a hospital, to a ranch where they care for troubled teens ! They say he has pre-manic symptoms and have him on drugs, which seems to help. He’s been in this facility for about 5-6 months and now they feel he’s ready to go home in a couple of days. His stepdad has been in the service 3 deployments, suffers from PTS. He could us our prayers also his name is Chris I pray they’re all ready? My daughter is very concerned. Of course there is lots of history, he left home because he said he hated he dad! They are getting ready to move into a home they just built ! Lots of prayer.
Received: April 7, 2020
I pray that God heals my friend, Joseph, of mental illness. I pray he delivers him and sets him free of his demons that he's battling with and that he returns back to the old him which is a warrior.
Received: April 6, 2020
My father, Edvard, has been sick for 12 days now. I don't know what wrong with him. He can't eat, he feels there is like a rock rolling on his chest. He's loosing a lot of weight. Please pray for God to heal him, pray for God to do a miracle for him. Whatever the sickness that he has for God to make it disappear in Jesus name Amen.
Received: April 5, 2020
I am praying for a complete and whole healing for my fiancé.Healing for his stomach and throat. He has ulcers in those places which makes it hard for him to eat. He is under weight and needs to gain weight to be healthy.
Received: April 4, 2020
Please pray that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit actively heal my family and me of all known and unknown sicknesses and diseases and that He continues to abundantly bless and guide us. In Jesus Name
Received: April 4, 2020
Please pray for miracle, complete healing and full recovery for my husband Julius who has cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and in the state of paralysis right now. Please pray too healing for his stomach. Please pray to our Lord Jesus that he will be given another chance to live and serve him. Please also pray for mighty financial provisions and all of his household will NEVER be afflicted of the COVID disease. Thank you very much and God bless.
Received: April 4, 2020
I have a person that is so dear to my heart .I take her as another daughter .She was in remission last year and a month ago the cancer came back in her bones.Please pray for Gods healing and strength for the treatments she has to endure.I know God as a healer He healed me from cancer 31 years ago.I know the power of pray and what it can do.Please pray for my friend.
Received: April 3, 2020
Please pray for my friend, Peggi, and her husband, Joe. He was diagnosed with cancer in the fall, had chemo and was cleared. Now another aggressive cancer has come. He has had chemo but now has high fevers and was taken to the hospital. They found his bowel is perforated and he needs emergency surgery. The doctor said he might not make it through. Peggi is not allowed to be at the hospital. Their two sons in the Marines are trying to get home.
Received: April 2, 2020
Please help mw pray for my mum. She is seriously ill and has been ill for a long time. She seems to be giving up.
Received: April 1, 2020
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“Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.” John Ortberg
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