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Charlene Tucker
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This prayer circle is dedicated to all grandparents who have lost grandchildren. I lost 2 grandsons, one to adoption and one was stillborn; I lost 2 granddaughters in a car wreck. The pain is terrible and I want to share with other grandparents.

First of all, I want this prayer circle to uplift and magnify the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Secondly, I want to be able to share my grief with other grandparents.
Thirdly, I would like for this to be a safe place where other grandparents can come and share their 'stories' of lost grandchildren. Losing a child, no matter what the circumstances (death, adoption, estrangement, etc.) is heartrending; and it causes tremendous pain for a grandparent to lose a grandchild.
Think of this site as a safe haven to air your pain and to receive validation and comfort.


 
havelost4 -5/27/2006
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havelost4
5/27/2006 17:05

Father God, I ask You now to bless this prayer circle and all the hurting grandparents who come here. I ask for Your peace and comfort for all who have lost grandchildren. I ask for healing for all those who find this site; the journey may be long or it may be short, but I know that You travel this journey with us. I ask for wisdom and compassion as each grandparent shares their story here. Father God, You are the God of all comfort; I ask that You help each of us to comfort others with the comfort that You have comforted us. I dedicate this prayer circle to my very dear sisters in Sandy's prayer circle because they have helped me bunches and bunches on my journey of grief and healing. I ask You, Father, to watch over them and keep them safe today; give them extra special blessings in their lives as they journey through grief because of the loss of their children. And I thank You especially for the inspiration and prayers of my dear departed sister Angela who gets to see my grandkids in heaven before I do. I love You Father and I thank You, in Jesus name. Amen.
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04
http://mylovelygarden.com/2beautifulgirls.html


selvam
5/27/2006 18:10

I'm so proud of you my dear sister. I am sure that this wonderful Circle will help a lot of grandparents to share their grief. God Bless you and this Circle of Love. Selva


arqt
5/27/2006 18:15

Oh Charlene! This is a wonderful idea! Obviously, I'm not a grandparent, but there are some very special grandparents that I feel a lot of pain for. My mother, she was the one who found her grandson, not breathing. The second person to "deal" with this horror was my father. Needless to say, it traumatized both of them to have to be the ones to find their "last" grandchild this way. They do not own or use any computers, but that doesn't mean they don't need prayers. God Bless You for starting this Circle of Love!
Donna


havelost4
5/27/2006 19:23

Thank you dear Selva for your encouragement! I had had this idea for a while and when Angela called me the day after Mother's Day (she said she felt like God laid it on her heart to get in touch with me), we talked for almost 3 hours. She told me she felt like I should start a circle for grandparents and I had to laugh and tell her that I already had that idea. So we both thought that was confirmation to do it. This is a big step of faith on my part because I don't have any idea what I've gotten myself into; but God does and I choose to follow Him. Thank you, sis!


havelost4
5/27/2006 19:29

Hey Donna! Glad to hear from you, too! If you have a lot of pain for some very special grandparents, then that's what this circle is all about. I know your mother and father must feel terrible; guilt, grief, shock, not to mention feelings of failure that they couldn't keep your baby from harm. I know it wasn't their fault and you probably know that too but I'm sure that thought has crossed their minds more than once: if only, what if, why didn't we, etc. Next time you see them or talk to them, tell them I'm praying for them. Love you, sis!


Shaner
5/27/2006 19:45

Our dear Charlene, this is terrific, you're following that whisper! I know that many grandparents out there need help in their grieving and you are exactly that person to help them - May God abundantly bless this Circle for Grandparents,
Much love, prayers & Hugs,
Sandy


havelost4
5/27/2006 19:58

Oh thank you Sandy. It really touches my heart that you think I can help someone. I'm going to tell you what you tell us all the time: It's not me, but God who is doing the work through me. It's His idea and I'm just the instrument of His touch and His comfort. Thank you! You've been such an inspiration to me by your unfailing support and love to us all in your prayer circle. May God richly bless you tomorrow! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day on Shane's birth date. Love you!
Charlene


LOVE2U
5/28/2006 21:25

Oh gosh, Charlene, :) What a blessing this circle of love and compassion will be for Grandparents who have lost a beloved Grandchild; and, as in your case, more than one grandchild. I know for a fact that there is a very special love bond that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren. So the loss, no matter how or when it happens, is heart shattering. I saw what my daughter's death did to my dear mother. :( Even years later, she would shed tears and tell me ... "I just can't let Diane go!"

Having traveled this painful road yourself - unfortunately - more than once, God love you, I just know that you and this circle of love and compassion will be a great help to other grandparents who feel they have no where to turn. May God bless you and this much needed circle, and all who become a part of it.
Much love & prayers,
Verna


havelost4
5/28/2006 22:03

Thank you Verna, for your encouragement and for sharing about your mother and Diane. And thank you for your prayer of blessing. Love you, Charlene


havelost4
5/29/2006 10:48

Father God, I come to you today, Memorial Day, on behalf of all those who are grieving for the loss of children and grandchildren. Today is a day to remember them here in the USA; we'll be going to cemeteries and placing flowers if we haven't done so already. Most of the emphasis is on the veterans but we who have lost loved ones focus on our children/grandchildren most of all. I just pray that God would wrap all of us in His loving arms and give us peace and comfort today. In Jesus name, Amen.


valour
5/29/2006 17:18

(((((Charlene)))))

I have tears running down my cheeks as I type, cannot see anything...what an amazing haven you have created Charlene! I am SO proud of you with what you've endured and thank you so much dear Sister for the tender words when you thought I was gone. My heart can never express how much sorrow and love I feel in one moment....sorrow over all those who were "grieving" over me and love for all the wonderful posts and wonderful messages about my work...from the Lord...which, by the way, my SON would not say as he is a very strict Jehovah's Witness and Lord to me is Jesus and Lord to him is Jehovah and Jesus is JUST a man...I'm sorry, but Jesus is my BEST FRIEND and my SAVIOR!

Praise God and Praise Jesus for helping you create a place for grieving grandparents to come to express their grief and sadness as well as their fond memories of their dear beloved grandchildren...

(((((Charlene))))) I am SO sorry about what all happened but I am SO glad you have reached out and become a role model for other grieving grandparents....

May this Circle be blessed with your Love and Grace Dear Lord and may all the grieving ones know they can come here to unload their grief and take your burden Lord for it is easy and your load is light. Please Father, bless dear Charlene for HEARING you tell her to begin this circle and may your goodness be here on a continual basis...In Jesus Loving Name, Amen.

May Charlene be able to express her heartfelt feelings of losing her precious granddaughters, Casey and Carey Grace....and to share their joy with everyone here.

Love You Charlene!

Angela xoxo


havelost4
5/29/2006 18:24

Oh Hooray, dear Angela, for your life and your love given selflessly for others!! Thank you for blessing this prayer circle with your presence and thank you for blessing me with your friendship. You are a wonderful lady and you 'were' missed terribly. But now that you're 'back among the living', so to speak, you are going to be much more loved than before. :o) Thank you for posting here and for your prayers. Yes, Yes, may God's goodness be here on a continual basis because only He can bring healing to hurting hearts. We are only instruments that He uses, but what a BLESSING we receive by giving to others!
Thank you dear sister!
Love, Charlene


havelost4
5/31/2006 21:44

Father God, I come to You tonight on behalf of all the grandparents who are grieving; our hearts ache, Father, for the laughter, the smiles, the touch of our grandchildren. Father God, wrap us in Your arms tonight and ease our pain; let us know that You are our comfort, our rock and fortress, our refuge from trouble. Father God, draw us to You, our source of all comfort; send a friend to us to allow us to talk, cry, vent, whatever we need to do to ease our pain. And, Father, our children who are hurting are always on our minds; as badly as we hurt, their pain is much deeper and more acute. Please, Father, touch our children with your healing and ease their pain tonight also. Comfort them as only You can. Our heart breaks when we see them suffering, so by touching them, Father, with your comfort will also ease our pain. I also ask that You fill us all with Your peace that passes all understanding that we may know how deep and wide and everlasting is Your love for us. I ask all these things in Your Son Jesus' precious name, Amen.
Charlene


havelost4
6/5/2006 09:23

Father God, I come to you today on behalf of all the grandparents who are grieving; for the loss of their grandchildren, for the pain their children are going through, and for those who don't understand their grief. Father, it is in You we have our purpose in this life; help us to turn to You most of all when grief overwhelms us, because it is in You we live and move and have our being. As summer approaches, Father, there are so many activities and events that remind us of our grandkids; camp, swimming, cookouts, just having the grandkids over to spend the night or help with work in the yard and house. Father, help us as we miss their presence; help us as we cry; send someone to listen when we need to talk about them, and hug us when we need that too. It's hard going through our lives and not understanding why; but thank You Father, for understanding that we are frail and weak sometimes. Help us to know that we don't have to understand everything in order to trust You. Wrap us in Your presence Father and comfort us, knowing that You see and You know and You understand. Bless all the grandparents who have questions and who turn to You for answers; and also bless those who are still seeking for 'something' or 'someone' and don't know where to turn; draw them to You and love them with Your everlasting love. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


kimemandjakesmom
6/6/2006 22:59

Hi, Charlene. Just wanted to stop and hello. I hope you have had a wonderful today and an even better tomorrow.
Father God,
Thank you for Charlene and her openness and willingness to help each one of us. Bless each person that visits this prayer circle,Lord. Bless Charlene, Lord. Heal her heart and give her peace, Lord. Be with her family and comfort those that are hurting. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


havelost4
6/7/2006 09:53

Thank you Margie, for posting here; and thank you for your prayer. Visit anytime you want; I can tell you have a soft and sensitive heart, especially for others who are hurting. You take care of yourself too, you hear!?
Love you, sis!
Charlene


valour
6/13/2006 15:17

Hello My Dear Sis ((((Charlene))))

I posted on the Circle and wanted to post here too and let you know all of you are in my prayers as well...

May each hurting heart who comes here to post, find solace, peace and love...

In Jesus Name, Amen.

Love You Sis!
Angela xoxo


havelost4
6/13/2006 19:44

Oh thank you, sweet Angela for posting here. I'll be praying for you continually over the next few days!
Love you!
Charlene


havelost4
6/17/2006 10:37

Father God, I come to You in Jesus' name today to ask You to be with all the fathers and grandfathers who are grieving. Tomorrow is Father's Day and some fathers aren't celebrating, but grieving. Father God, I ask You to comfort them and put Your arms around them and let them know that they are special to You. Father God, ease their pain today, and if they don't have a child with them any more, help them to focus on You tomorrow as their Father. Help them to be thankful that You are their Father, the best Father that they could ever have. And Father God, I ask that You would let them know that it's okay to cry for their lost children and grandchildren. I know men are taught to be strong and not to cry, but the pain of losing a child is so deep and so awful that they need to be able to release that pain once in a while or it will build up inside them and literally kill them. Father God, I ask all this in Your Son's name, because only He is worthy of our praise.
Love and prayers for all the hurting grandfathers and fathers today and tomorrow.
Charlene


valour
6/29/2006 12:39

Dearest (((Charlene)))

I have been praying for you and for your Circle....(If you build it, they will come)....from a fantastic movie about a farmer turning his crop-fields into a ball park and many from beyond the grave came back to play ball....I highly recommend you see this movie and have a box of tissue handy as well...it is not sad especially, but it hits the "inspirational side" of a person....HOPE...

Hon, my bro's anniversary is coming up, he died July 7, but was found July 10, so that is the "official day" the police report indicates as his death date...

Rick, if you can anyway possible hear or read this, please know I have not forgotten you....I'm so sorry things were so tough for you and I miss you SO much!

I do understand why you died and I accept that and am thankful you can harm nobody else now...

But it's SO hard to realize your date is coming up and all I can think of is July 2000 when my life was totally wrecked....

You were my little brother and I always looked after you...And I miss you dearly and hope you still love me...

Please beg of God to give me strength for the Dr. today and that he will listen to me and realize it is very hard for me to stay here, in so much pain and anguish, alone, always alone....

You are all gone now and I am left alone...

I've been sick for 14 years and I can hardly take the pain anymore...it never lets up....

I do thank the ones praying for me as I can feel it sometimes...

But Rick, you should not have left your children and your wife that way...

I know our life as children was indescribable, unbelievable to many as you had to "be there" to know what went on in our lives....

I would just ask that you continue on your journey wherever it takes you....

Go to the light Rick and go to God for healing....it is not your fault, but as an adult, you should have known better to do that...

Anyway, gotta go and see Dr. today and I don't know how much longer I can go on with this pain...emotional and physical...

Take care Rick and know I love you and miss you like crazy!

Your Shibalando forever,
Angela xoxo


valour
6/29/2006 12:39

Dearest (((Charlene)))

I have been praying for you and for your Circle....(If you build it, they will come)....from a fantastic movie about a farmer turning his crop-fields into a ball park and many from beyond the grave came back to play ball....I highly recommend you see this movie and have a box of tissue handy as well...it is not sad especially, but it hits the "inspirational side" of a person....HOPE...

Hon, my bro's anniversary is coming up, he died July 7, but was found July 10, so that is the "official day" the police report indicates as his death date...

Rick, if you can anyway possible hear or read this, please know I have not forgotten you....I'm so sorry things were so tough for you and I miss you SO much!

I do understand why you died and I accept that and am thankful you can harm nobody else now...

But it's SO hard to realize your date is coming up and all I can think of is July 2000 when my life was totally wrecked....

You were my little brother and I always looked after you...And I miss you dearly and hope you still love me...

Please beg of God to give me strength for the Dr. today and that he will listen to me and realize it is very hard for me to stay here, in so much pain and anguish, alone, always alone....

You are all gone now and I am left alone...

I've been sick for 14 years and I can hardly take the pain anymore...it never lets up....

I do thank the ones praying for me as I can feel it sometimes...

But Rick, you should not have left your children and your wife that way...

I know our life as children was indescribable, unbelievable to many as you had to "be there" to know what went on in our lives....

I would just ask that you continue on your journey wherever it takes you....

Go to the light Rick and go to God for healing....it is not your fault, but as an adult, you should have known better to do that...

Anyway, gotta go and see Dr. today and I don't know how much longer I can go on with this pain...emotional and physical...

Take care Rick and know I love you and miss you like crazy!

Your Shibalando forever,
Angela xoxo


havelost4
6/30/2006 15:02

Angela! Hi!! I haven't been emailing you because I've been trying to let you rest. I'm glad to hear from you, but sad to hear about your Special Date coming up. I'll be sure to email everyone on the prayer circle and remind them to pray for you.
Love you, sis!
Charlene
p.s. Sorry this post is so short but I'm exhausted. Talk to you later.


astarte1225
7/2/2006 22:51

Hi Sis, Thought I would post and let you know I think it's wonderful that you have started this circle for grandparents in grief.I have grandchildren myself and I don't know what I would do without them. My grandson is Kim's and I have two granddaughters, one in Josh's.But I do know all too well the pain.The good Lord will bless this circle.
Love you sis---Anita


havelost4
7/3/2006 09:58

Thank you Anita for posting here. Yes, grandchildren are wonderful! I think it's because they take us back to our childhood and let us experience life anew through their eyes. They let us be 'childlike' again and experience what we would have liked our childhood to be. They give us an opportunity to love unconditionally and freely for whenever and whatever they need. I know I have more patience with them than I had with my own children; and I definitely have more time for them.
I'll be praying for your friend and the loss of her 2 year old grandson too.
Love you!
Charlene

 
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