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Pray With Us

Every day of the week, the Joni and Friends staff prays for our ministry, staff, volunteers, and ministry partners. 

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Day-by-Day Prayer and Praise

We invite you to join us in prayer for our ministry activities and outreaches. Thank you for bringing our requests before the Lord. 

October 2019

Week 1

Tuesday 1 Pray for the health and stamina of our Chair Corps collection team as we trust God for additional volunteers and wheelchair donations across the country.

Wednesday 2 Joni and Friends West Michigan: As we welcome attendees to our church training event, pray God will grant wisdom and clarity of message to the speakers and a heart willing to learn for each participant.

Thursday 3 Joni and Friends Mississippi: Pray each participant coming to our Single Parents Family Getaway experiences God’s love and refreshment.

Friday 4 Pray each detail comes together for Joni and our Visual Media Services team as she shares messages from her heart.

Saturday 5 Joni and Friends New England: As we enjoy our Walk ‘N’ Roll fundraiser, pray for God’s financial provision, deepened ministry connections, hearts open to the Gospel, and lots of family fun!

Week 2

Sunday 6 Praise God for the growing trend in churches to provide respite events for families who live with disabilities. Pray many more people will be trained and joyfully participate.

Monday 7 Pray for God’s guidance as we debrief the 2019 Cause 4 Life teams and begin to plan for our next internship season. Ask for the Lord’s leading as we seek new partnerships to share the mission of Joni and Friends.

Tuesday 8 Pray for all the parents raising children with special needs. May God bring restoration to marriages and equip more counselors to speak into the unique needs of these families.

Wednesday 9 Michelle is disabled and struggles to get rides to the grocery store and other necessary appointments. Pray her church family will step up and fill this need.

Thursday 10 Praise God for the 57 Pastors in Ghana, Africa that came to the Joni and Friends Wheels for the World outreach to learn about disability ministry.

Friday 11 Church Engagement: Pray God leads us through the website improvements that will provide churches with resources and training for serving families affected by disability in a way that allows them to fully belong and find their place in the body of Christ.

Saturday 12 Pray God pairs Janene with some good Christian friends as she lives with multiple disabling conditions and depression.

Week 3

Sunday 13 Joni and Friends New Mexico: Pray that tonight’s Director’s Dinner is successful in nurturing current donor relationships, raising up new donors, and exceeding our $51,000 fundraising goal.

Monday 14 Dana lives with the daily pressures of MS as well as the emotional pain of a troubled marriage. Pray God’s grace and mercy will change hearts and bring peace to their home.

Tuesday 15 Praise God for His faithfulness in Joni’s 70 years of life and for her desire to partner with the Holy Spirit to become more like Jesus with each new day.

Wednesday 16 Joni and Friends North Carolina: Pray the families affected by disability who attend our Walk ‘N’ Roll will be blessed and affirmed through our time of praise, fellowship, and fun, and that funding will match or exceed the needs.

Thursday 17 Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast: Ask God to provide life-giving hope for discouraged hearts through the guests who honestly share their stories on the Podcast. May the love and mercy of Jesus be understood through each conversation!

Friday 18 Pray for Shauna, Director of Radio Ministries, to speak powerfully and effectively at a crisis pregnancy center banquet tonight.

Saturday 19 Pray for Shauna, Director of Radio Ministries, as she shares her story, From Fear to Hope, at The Mosaic Retreat for adoptive moms today in Southern CA.

Week 4

Sunday 20 Al lives with chronic back and sciatica pain. Pray for wisdom for his doctors as they attempt to find a successful treatment.

Monday 21 Give thanks to God for 37 years of radio ministry after Joni said yes to friends at Ambassador Agency who insisted, “If the real person can offer real encouragement out of real suffering, then it might help listeners going through real problems.”

Tuesday 22 Suzanne has been suffering with the devastating effects of a spinal fluid leak. Pray for a successful surgery and loving support during her recovery.

Wednesday 23 Joni and Friends Bay Area: Pray for us as we follow up with the families we met at Family Retreat, connecting them with Christ-honoring churches for fellowship, support, and a place to serve.

Thursday 24 Joni and Friends New England: Pray all attending tonight’s Director’s Dinner will be encouraged and inspired by what the Lord is doing here, and for the ministry to reap a harvest of blessing for the year ahead.

Friday 25 Joni and Friends Chicago: Pray for safety, health, and team unity as our inaugural Wheels for the World outreach to Argentina begins. Thank God for each family who will receive a wheelchair and be touched by the Gospel of Christ.

Saturday 26 Joni and Friends New Mexico: Pray the Beyond Suffering training in Los Alamos greatly impacts church leaders and facilitates cultural change in the church.

Week 5

Sunday 27 Joni and Friends North Carolina: Praise the Lord for our wonderful volunteers who faithfully and joyfully serve the Lord here in our local area.

Mon 28 Pray for our upcoming President’s Retreat as our leadership team and special guests share the miracles of the past year and the vision and financial needs for the coming year.

Tuesday 29 Carol suffers from past traumatic brain injuries and years of homelessness due to the loss of her housing voucher. She needs an advocate and God’s strength to carry on.

Wednesday 30 Pray for the Joni and Friends Board of Directors as they seek the Lord’s guidance in service to our ministry.

Thursday 31 Joni and Friends Minnestoa: Pray for preparations for our Director’s Dinner. May God impart a sense of excitement for the coming year as new friends and returning donors learn about His faithfulness and how they can take part in future outreaches to families impacted by disabilities.

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing Psalms."

James 5:13