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. 

May 2019

Week 1

Wednesday 1 Pray each person making a May Match gift to Joni and Friends will be blessed knowing their generosity will bring the Gospel to individuals and families affected by disability.

Thursday 2 While we humbly lift our country’s needs on this National Day of Prayer, ask God to make Himself know to those who feel marginalized and hopeless due to a disability.

Friday 3 Praise God for the honor of sharing the Beyond Suffering training in Xiamen, China. May each of the 50 participants, representing multiple churches and Christian charitable organizations, embrace disability ministry with courage and unconditional love.

Saturday 4 Joni and Friends Pennsylvania: Pray each recipient coming to our Wheels for the World outreach in Xiamen, China experiences Christ’s love in word and deed.

Week 2

Sunday 5 Joni and Friends Minnesota: Praise God for an impactful Marriage Getaway in Ukraine. Vows were renewed, relationships restored, and Cause 4 Life interns shared their gifts and skills and blessed many.

Monday 6 Pray for each Family Retreat pastor as he prepares to share God’s Word. May each message be used by God to bring hope, healing, and spiritual understanding to every person attending.

Tuesday 7 Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability: Pray for safe travel to Argentina as we teach Beyond Suffering and provide disability ministry training for local churches. May the students take to heart the lessons shared and apply them with those they know who are in need of Christ’s redeeming hope.

Wednesday 8 Joni and Friends Mississippi: Praise the Lord for each person attending our joy-filled Spring luncheon. May they feel inspired to join our team enabling us to expand our outreach to families affected by disability.

Thursday 9 Joni and Friends Sacramento: Pray for our upcoming marriage retreat as we enjoy a special time away, encouraging couples affected by disabilities to live by God’s biblical principles.

Friday 10 Joni and Friends: This summer we will share Christ’s love through our International Family Retreats in Brazil, Ghana, Serbia, and Romania. Pray each family attending will experience refreshing fellowship, hear and receive the Gospel, and be welcomed into a local Christ-honoring church.

Saturday 11 Joni and Friends New England: Pray as Tim Lafferty, Area Director, and Liz Babbitt, Church Engagement Manager, present workshops at the Family Conference in Manchester, NH. May what they share provide practical next steps and a deeper understanding for welcoming and including families affected by disabilities in their churches.

Week 3

Sunday 12 Joni and Friends Tennessee: Praise God for our recent Joy Conference which was well attended and inspired many to focus on becoming an Irresistible Church in their community!

Monday 13 Pray Christ’s blessing over each Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast, asking that each episode will encourage people with disabilities, equip the church, and engage communities to reach the marginalized with the love of Jesus.

Tuesday 14 Pray for weary parents as they arrive at Family Retreat, often in great need of renewed strength and hope from Jesus. May God accomplish His will in and through the lives of the staff and campers alike.

Wednesday 15 Please pray as we seek God’s provision for Area Directors in our Missouri and Minnesota offices.

Thursday 16 Sheri is a 22-year-old woman who, due to a terrible car accident, had both legs amputated. Pray for God to provide comfort and resources to sustain her in this season of overwhelming need.

Friday 17 Joni and Friends New England: Praise God for the recent Disability Ministry Church Networking event. Each pastor and volunteer leader gained new perspectives through a time of discussion and united prayer.

Saturday 18 Today our Wheels for the World outreach begins in Zhenjiang, China. Pray for hearts and minds to be open to the Gospel, safety for our team members, and wisdom as we work with local government agencies.

Week 4

Sunday 19 Pray for Shauna Amick, Joni and Friends Director of Radio Ministries, as she speaks from her heart to a group of special needs moms at the Lovely Ladies Luncheon in San Marino.

Monday 20 Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability: Pray for each Cause 4 Life intern as they learn more about God’s heart for those living with disabilities and become the “hands on” ministers of His grace wherever they are asked to serve.

Tuesday 21 Pray God grants wisdom and direction for those overseeing the training of our Short-Term Missionaries. May each volunteer grow in their own walk with the Lord.

Wednesday 22 Pray for favor with foundations and corporations as we request grant funding for our various programs, including Family Retreats, Wheels for the World, and Cause 4 Life internships.

Thursday 23 May God give favor to our Joni and Friends Church Engagement staff as they build networks of churches throughout the U.S. that meet together for encouragement and training to more effectively welcome, evangelize, disciple, and meet the practical needs of people affected by disability.

Friday 24 Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability: Jeff McNair and Daryl McKillian will be providing an overview of disability ministry & implementation to our partners in Singapore. Pray for safe travel, open and receptive hearts, and a deepening relationship with our in-country partners.

Saturday 25 Joni and Friends Chicago: Pray for each family and Short-Term Missionary God calls to our August Urban Family Retreat May those who understand the challenges of urban life with a disability experience a growing hope and knowledge that they are known and loved by their creator God.

Week 5

Sunday 26 Pray more disability specialists will sign up to serve and use their gifts at our fall .

Monday 27 Kristi has Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis. Pray for continued encouragement and guidance from the Lord for her and her husband, her faithful caregiver.

Tuesday 28 Pray for excellent writers who can accurately translate Joni and Friends books and resources into their native language.

Wednesday 29 Pray for Joni as she speaks to the KDAR Women’s Conference in Ventura. May each person gain new understanding from the lessons shared from God’s word.

Thursday 30 Joni and Friends Tennessee: Pray God will prepare the way as we plan information luncheons in various cities, inviting our guests to join with us to share with the love of Christ with families living with disabilities.

Friday 31 Pray for a fruitful time of ministry and Christian fellowship, as families experience a little “slice of heaven” while attending one of the twelve Family Retreats being held in June.

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

James 5:13