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. 

March 2019

Week 1

Friday 1 Joni and Friends North Carolina: Pray the Lord strengthens and guides our Wheels for the World outreach team in the Dominican Republic, providing unity, humble hearts, and provision for every need.

Saturday 2 Praise God for our first International Family Retreat and Cause 4 Life combined outreach! We are sending a group of Cause 4 Life nursing student interns from a university in the US to our Ukraine Family Retreat. Pray for godly transformation in the lives of both the nursing students and families attending the retreat.

Week 2

Sunday 3 Pray for Shauna, Joni and Friends Director, Radio Ministries, as she prepares and presents her message to other mothers of children with Down syndrome at the Dear Mom conference.

Monday 4 Joni and Friends New Mexico: Thank God with us for a fully renovated and furnished office space that allows us to better serve families in our community affected by disabilities.

Tuesday 5 Joni and Friends Mississippi: Please pray for our staff and volunteers, including our camp pastor, as we prepare for our Familiy Retreat. May God provide all those attending with a joy-filled week, life-giving messages from the Word, a renewed relationship with Christ, and encouraging friendships with others.

Wednesday 6 Pray for Joni to have God’s strength and leading as she records her radio programs today.

Thursday 7 Ministry Associate Dick Ford: There is a measles epidemic in the Philippines. Pray the disabled children in the House of Love and Compassion do not become ill.

Friday 8 Ministry Associate Joy Mall (India): Pray for wisdom, health, and energy as Joy, a wheelchair user, serves as an online missionary, shares God’s love through her visitation ministry, and trusts God for the completion of her autobiography, World Without Barriers.

Saturday 9 Joni and Friends Ohio: Pray for each recipient and their family who received the gift of mobility during our Wheels for the World outreach in El Salvador to know Jesus and connect with a local church. Also, thank God for the dedication of our in-country partners as they continue to encourage and equip churches to serve the disabled.

Week 3

Sunday 10 Joni and Friends Bay Area: Pray that God supplies us with new location to park our Wheels for the World trailer by May.

Monday 11 Biblical Counseling: May God give clear direction for the resources and training Joni and Friends is developing for biblical counselors and church leaders who provide biblical care to families affected by disability.

Tuesday 12 Joni and Friends Mississippi: Praise the Lord for another successful Magnolia Classic Dodgeball Tournament, raising funds to send families touched by disability to Family Retreat this summer!

Wednesday 13 Please pray that God blesses the efforts of the Wheels for the World Chair Corps and Joni and Friends Area Ministries as they promote wheelchair collection and recruit new Chair Corps representatives during the First Annual Wheelchair Collection Month in March.

Thursday 14 Joni and Friends Central California: Pray God blesses each individual and family attending our Family Retreat with encouragement, hope, a personal experience with Christ, and new relationships that will continue throughout the year.

Friday 15 Pray for Joni and our Development staff as they travel to Pebble Beach for the Joni and Friends Golf Retreat. As new friends of the ministry gather for a time of learning, sharing, and prayer, pray the name of Jesus is exalted, the mission and spirit of Joni and Friends is shared clearly, and that our guests are led by God to give generously.

Saturday 16 Joni and Friends New England: Pray today’s workshops at the Lead Kids conference in Shrewsbury, MA will equip the children’s ministry teams attending to welcome, include, and create a place of belonging and service for families affected by disabilities.

Week 4

Sunday 17 Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast: Pray the Lord uses this new platform to enliven and encourage churches to welcome and include people with disabilities in all aspects of the body of Christ!

Monday 18 Response: Pray our Response Team will have specific wisdom, compassion, and access to local resources for those who contact us in need of supportive, practical encouragement due to disability and chronic illness.

Tuesday 19 Joni and Friends Chicago: Pray for a growing network of churches and organizations to promote our Urban Family Retreat as a “place of blessing” for families living with disabilities and an opportunity to serve these families in the name of Jesus as a volunteer Short Term Missionary.

Wednesday 20 Joni and Friends Missouri: Praise the Lord for His financial provision, allowing us to share the Gospel and practical helps with many more families affected by disabilities.

Thursday 21 Pray for God to bring us disability specialists for our 2019 International Family Retreat to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families in attendance.

Friday 22 Joni and Friends Ohio: Please pray for Mike as he manages circulation and infection difficulties in his legs and feet related to diabetes.

Saturday 23 Ministry Associate Janine Hults: We praise God for our weekly times of worship with our friends affected by disabilities here at Campus Bible Church in Fresno, CA. We are truly one in Christ.

Week 5

Sunday 24 Pray for God’s provision and clear direction for the selection of candidates for our Cause 4 Life summer internships. Also pray that God will guide and provide for each intern as they raise the financial support needed for the program.

Monday 25 Pray for Joni and the team as they travel to the National Religious Broadcasters conference. This is a much-loved opportunity to meet and thank many who freely give time to air Joni’s radio program. She will also have the joy of leading the Hymn Sing before returning home.

Tuesday 26 Joni and Friends Arizona: We are excited to share that we have added another Family Retreat in Arizona! We covet your prayers as we trust God for our leadership team and those who will volunteer as Missionaries.

Wednesday 27 Joni and Friends New England: Praise God for each Christ-honoring church providing respite care through Moms Morning Out support groups. Pray for the reassurance and strength needed by single Moms raising children affected by disability.

Thursday 28 Joni and Friends Tennessee: Pray God will call many to attend, JOY A Disability Conference. May each person leave the conference with the knowledge, tools, and resources to begin the journey of becoming a church that is “irresistible” to families and individuals affected by disability.

Friday 29 Joni and Friends Texas: Pray for our upcoming Wheels for the World trip to Cuba. As we join our in-country partners, may it be a time of harmony and joint purpose that glorifies God.

Saturday 30 Joni and Friends Missouri: Pray many disability ministry leaders will attend our How to Love All Your Neighbors training event and gain a broader vision and renewed passion for sharing the love of Christ with people of all abilities.

Sunday 31 Pray our Joni and Friends in-country partners and International Family Retreat directors receive increased support from local churches in their area.

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

James 5:13