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Shane Whalen
This Prayer Circle is Dedicated to my son Shane Whalen Who Passed Away On March 15, 1999 at the Age of 24, & All Other Children


Start a prayer circle for bereaved parents who have lost a child.


There are many of us out there who have lost a child, and it is devastating. It changes the outlook on life, plunges you into a depression, and you think that the feelings and thoughts you have nobody else could possibly relate to. I think a prayer circle for bereaved parents would only benefit us and help us on our journey of grief. This Circle is one of Love, where a Grieving Parent can safely come to for Prayers, and to talk about their feelings.

 
Shaner -10/14/2000
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shaner
1/16/2003 12:34

And Deb, thank you for all your wonderful pages, fwd.'s, they all have touched my heart! I know you're busy with work, etc. right now, but we look forward to a post from you when you have the time, our love and prayers are with you always,
Luv Sandy


shaner
1/16/2003 12:44

Peggy, Eva, and all you wonderful Angel Moms, our love and prayers are always with you, in this Circle of Love, and you Moms who have just recently posted, we're all here to help you, and know that you are loved and prayed for.
Luv Sandy


DEBORAHPOO
1/16/2003 13:50

DEAR SHANER,
SO SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR BROTHER - N - LAW. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
LOVE DEBBY


DEBORAHPOO
1/16/2003 13:56

HI EVERY ANGEL MOM,
I HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY BUT I HAVE BEEN THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. SINCE SATURDAY I HAVE BEEN SICK AND WILL RETURN BACK TO WORK TOMORROW (FRIDAY)I HAVE BEEN ALSO TRYING TO GET THINGS READY FOR MY SISTERS BABY SHOWER ON THE 25TH WHICH IS KINDA HARD TO DO WHEN IT HURTS TO LIFT MY HEAD AND THE LIGHT IS TO BRIGHT. SO I HAVE BEEN ON THE COACH. PLEASE KNOW THAT JUST BECAUSE I DON'T POST AS OFTEN I STILL THINK AND PRAY FOR YOU ALL. BEING SICK HAS MADE ME HAVE A COUPLE OF VALLEY DAYS. I WILL TRY TO CATCH UP ON THE BACK POST THIS WEEKEND BUT FOR NOW MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL.
GOD BLESS! LOVE DEBBY


Elparro
1/16/2003 15:21

Hello everyone..Thought I'd let everyone know how Ron and I are doing. Today seems kinda dreary..for the weather does not help. I've been trying to keep myself busy with work and our music ministry Ron and I have.The Lord has a call on my husband Ronnie to share his music God has blessed him with through the years.And he feels like now is the time to share it. I feel different ..for I have no desire to sing..for the joy that I used to have when we sang is gone..My Matthew used to love hearing us sing in church and at home when we would pratice..he used to ask his dad to get him a drum set so that he could play the drums with us...I get sad when I think about those days...Instead we invested in a trombone for him..When I see his trombone case sitting in his room along his wall.I get the most lonely feeling..I come out of his room and just sit and cry.I try not to go in his room...for it hurts deeply...The call I feel as I have just recently found out is not like the call Ronnie has..I feel the urgent need to try and reach out to the youths.We had an invite to a church near our home to give our testimony and present our program which Ronnie is calling "Listening to God" It went real well.I feel the teens there were listening.I would love to send all of you who want one a demo tape in the mail.For those who know my email address can email me your home address and I would be glad to send you a copy..Oh and did I tell yall..The one song we wrote for our son was played on American Family Radio. We were asked to come to Tupelo,Ms and come on the radio to give testimony about the loss of our son Matthew and about how God put it in Ronnie's heart to pick his guitar up and he'd comfort him with a song.When I first heard the song..I cried....for I knew the words came from deep within his soul...And as God told him....we did recieve the comfort he promised us...the promise and the assurance that our sweet Matthew is in Heaven.... and at times looks down at us and smiles...for he knows the love we have for him and the longing in our hearts to hold him again one day...There are days when the evil one trys his best to make my life more miserable than it is...For if not for my friends and family that God has blessed me with I don't know what I would of done up until now.Thats why I pray everyday for all of us angelmoms...to just give us courage and the deepest strong will and faith to stand just another day..For everyday is hard I'm sure for most of us.I thank God for all of you...May God bless you today.... In His Care I Press On....Eva


SELVAM
1/16/2003 18:38

Hi Eva. Its nice to read your posting again. I'm so glad that you are receiving a call from GOD, to do a mission, I'm still wainting for mine. Yesterday was 5 months since God called my Solange and I'm in deep valley days, but I keep coming to the Circle of Love for prayers and relief. Sandy and Verna has helped me so very much in my grief. I thank GOD he took me here and I don't even know how. So I'm sure HE lead me here. We understand each other for we grieve for the samething our child, Kepp coming back here and know that our prayers are always with you. Love Selva


SELVAM
1/16/2003 18:40

Hi Debby, again nice to see you are posting here again. You know this is our Circle of Love, and its here that I find somehow Peace, but much needed love. Selva


SELVAM
1/16/2003 18:43

Hi Verna. I'm in deep valley day, but I made a print out of your prayers and I kept reading it all day today. I creid my heart out today at the office and I left early for I could not handle it. But keep hanging on to your prayers and GOD. I will be praying for all of you tonight, as much as I can. Love you all Selva


SELVAM
1/16/2003 18:45

Hi Sandy, Thank you for all your prayers, you have no idea what it does to me. These is the place I find to be really understood and loved. Thank you for all your love and understanding. Love Selva


shaner
1/17/2003 12:33

Hi dear Deb, thanks so much for your prayers for my sister-in-law and family, that's so thoughtful of you, you're such a kind, loving person. I'm sorry that you're still sick, and have to go to work, it must be hard. Get some more of your chicken soup into you, :) and rest up this weekend. Congratulations on your sister's pregnancy, another new niece or nephew for you! I'm sure you'll be feeling better by then Deb, and be able to get things ready for your sister's Baby Shower. Oh Deb, we know you think of all of us and pray for us all, and I thank you for that, you're a wonderful prayer warrior in this Circle of Love, and you know we all love you dearly and pray for you. We just miss you when you don't post, :), but I understand that you're busy, and sick right now, so only post this weekend if you're feeling well. Those valley days are painful, aren't they, but with God's help He carries us out of them. Much love and prayers to you sweetie, and we'll look forward to your posts this weekend if you're feeling better!
Luv Sandy


shaner
1/17/2003 13:18

Hello dearest Eva, it is nice to hear from you again, and I can feel your pain in your post. If it's too painful to go into your Matthew's room right now, then don't, the time will come when you'll know you're ready to. The reminders that our children leave behind can be so painful for us to see, remembering the happier times that we shared with them. For a while, I couldn't look at my Shane's picture, it was just too painful. I didn't want him in a picture, I wanted him right here with us. Just give yourself some time sweetie, your loss is so recent. That's wonderful that God has called your husband into a Ministry of music, reaching out with his music will bring joy to many people. If God has put it in your heart to minister to youths, by your testimony to them with your program "Listening to God", it's also a wonderful calling, and will lead many young people to Him! We;re all called to a Ministry from God, and what a blessing it is to do His work for Him. May God bless the both of you in your individual Ministries. Isn't that a precious thing, your song about Matthew, written from your husband's soul, being played on the Radio! It must have been so exciting and what a wonderful way to honour Matthew's life! Your Matthew is in Heaven, and does smile down on you and your husband, his love for you and your love for him never dies, it's an eternal bond that God has given to us. We all look forward to being reunited one day with our child/children when it's our turn, what a glorious day that will be! I'm so happy to read that you have wonderful family and friends around for you for support, love and prayers, and you have it here too, at this Circle of Love, everyday we lift up every Mom in love and prayer, knowing how powerful prayer is. Thank you Eva for praying for all of us, all of our collective prayers for each other do help us to remain steadfast in our faith, and give us the courage to continue on, in the path God has chosen for us. Take it one day at a time, Eva, and give yourself the permission to grieve, it helps to let the pain out. God bless you sweetie, our love, understanding, support and prayers are with you during this painful time. We all care. Much love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
1/17/2003 13:35

Hello dear Selva, I'm so happy that God led you to this Circle, this is a safe place to talk about how you're feeling, and you know you have our love, support, understanding and prayers! It's my joy to pray for you and all the other Moms, I know all too well how hard and painful it is for you and other newly bereaved Moms, and even those further along the Journey. I'm so happy that you feel loved and understood here, and that's because you are! Thank you for your kind words, Selva, I truly pray that I have been of some help to you. You know that you and all the other Moms are always in my heart, love and prayers. God bless you sweetie, and you can always post here about how you're feeling, we all truly understand and want to help as much as we can. And thank you for your prayers for all of us and our children, reaching out to all in your own grief is a very loving thing to do! God bless you sweetie, you're in our love and prayers,
Luv Sandy


DEBORAHPOO
1/17/2003 16:47

DEAR SELVA,
SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU ARE HAVING SO MANY VALLEY DAYS. HOLD ON TO THOSE PRAYERS AND THERE ARE MANY MORE WHERE THEY CAME FROM. I'M SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS CIRCLE AND EVERY ONE HELPED ME WHEN I FIRST CAME AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO FOR YOU. THIS IS THE BEST PLACE I COULD FIND TO LET ALL MY FEELINGS OUT WHEN MY SON MICHAEL PASSED AWAY. IT STILL HURTS AND WILL ALWAYS HURT BUT WITH THE LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM EVERY ONE HERE I KNOW I WILL MAKE IT. SO MANY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND EVERY ONE ELSE HERE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL PRAYER CIRCLE. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH SHANER AND SHANE FOR WHISPERING FOR SHANER TO START IT. GOD BLESS YOU! LOVE DEBBY


DEBORAHPOO
1/17/2003 16:58

DEAR SHANER,
YES I MADE IT AT WORK. I STILL AM HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING AND MY DR IS OUT OF THE OFFICE TODAY. MY BOSS WAS GOING TO CALL ME LAST NIGHT TO STAY HOME BUT SHE DIDN'T. IF SHE HAD THEN I WOULD OF RESTED ANOTHER DAY. I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD OF DONE IT. I AM A VERY ACTIVE PERSON AND I ALREADY SPENT TWO DAYS ON THE COACH. I THINK I WAS FIGHTING A FEVER TODAY BUT I MADE IT AND NOW I'M HOME.
MY SISTER TAMMY IS GOING TO HAVE A GIRL. WHEN SHE FOUND OUT THE DR THOUGHT THE BABY MIGHT HAVE SPINABEFEDA BUT EVERYTHING IS GREAT. THE BABY IS DUE FEB. 22ND AND THAT IS THE WEEKEND WE ARE GOING DOWN SOUTH. HOPEFULLY SHE WONT HAVE IT UNTIL EITHER BEFORE WE GO OR AFTER WE COME BACK.THE BABY SHOULD WAY 6LBS. MY SISTER IS SO HAPPY THAT HTINGS ARE GOING WELL. MY SISTER ALREADY HAS A BOY WHO IS 11 YEARS OLD AND NOW SHE WILL HAVE HER GIRL. SHE NEEDS EVERYTHING AND THAT IS WHY MY MOM AND I PLAINED A BABY SHOWER FOR HER. SHE KNOWS ABOUT IT FOR SHE HAD TO ASK FOR THE DAY OFF OF WORK.
WELL I'M GOING TO GO AND REST AND I'LL BE BACK ON TOMORROW.
DEAR FATHER TODAY I ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE FRIENDS THAT I HAVE FOUND HERE AT THIS CIRCLE AND I PRAY FOR FAMILY I HAVE AND I PRAY FOR COMFRONT AND GUIDENCE ON OUR VALLEY DAYS AND I PRAY FOR YOUR STRENGHT TO GUIDE ME ALONG THE WAY. I ASK THIS IN YOUR NAME THE FATHER, AMEN.


SELVAM
1/17/2003 18:37

Hi Deb. I'm sorry you feel sick but I;m glad about your sister, that is wonderful news that she is going to have a baby girl. I will pray so that everything comes out fine. Thank you for your prayers. I,m still in valley days. Will I ever come out of it? I don't know but I will keep hanging on to God. Love Selva


SELVAM
1/17/2003 18:45

Hi Sandy, Verna and all you Angel moms. I'm still in the valley, today is my sister's birthday I couldn't go to the store and buy something for her even though I know she understand. But she came home late and didn't call and I was so nervous (as ussual) that the minute she came in I started arguing with her because she did not call to tell me she was OK. You know the samething happened when Solange did not call, but she will returned my call 95% of the time, so it brings back memories and pain, I appologized but she is still kind of angry at me, her friends bought her a cake and flowers and that is why she was late coming home, I should not have said anything, but I can not help it I'm a worrier. I.m in the valley, and tonight is going to be cold in Miami (37 to 40) that is unheard of, and I remember Solange, she did not like cold weather. I posted it in her memorial, to tell her it was going to be cold like I always told her, but I'm sure that our LORD will keep her warm. Please help me to pray. I'm in such a terrible pain. Thank you Angel moms. I love you. Selva


deborahpoo
1/17/2003 19:19

dear selva,
i'm so sorry to hear that your still in a valley day. the pain you are having will never, never go away but as a mom who has lost a child and i know that all the other moms here who have lost a child/children will tell you that the pain doesn't ever go away we just learn to live and deal with it in each are own ways. my son has been gone for 2 years and 5 months and 3 days and i have valley days too. last night i went upstairs and just histerically cried and my husband didn't know what what was wrong. he wanted to talk but it was to hard for me and i also know it was also because i'm still not feeling well. today i'm a little better but it's hard. today is my parents ann. they have been married for 33 years and it's hard for they live down south now and i can't see them as much as i would like to. tomorrow is my husbands birthday and it's hard for my michael isn't here another while we try to celebrate it. so i know how you are feeling and the pain will never go away but we learn to live with it.if you think it's cold where you are you should come to where i live it will be only 5 degrees tonight. i want to go down south with my parents where it's in the 60's....

i pray that our father will give you strenght and help guide you to times that will not be so painfull. i ask this in the name of our father, amen.

love debby


deborahpoo
1/17/2003 19:23

p.s.
my sister has given the baby a name since she knows what she is having.

Macala Marilyn Leonard


shaner
1/18/2003 13:20

Hello dear Deb, it must have been difficult working when you're not feeling well. I hope you're feeling better today, and take the weekend to rest up. But, being the active person you are, you're probably not, :) A little girl for your sister, and what a beautiful name, Macala! I'm so happy for her that the baby is fine, and doesn't have spinabifida, what a worry that must have been for them. I hope too that she waits to have the baby until you're back home and you're there for the birth! That's so nice that you and your mom are having this Baby Shower for her, there's so many things that a new baby needs, and they all add up, so the Shower will be a big help to her! One of my sister's is expecting too, the end of this month, it was totally out of the blue, her other children are 22 and 15! But she and my brother-in-law are very excited about it, just like your sister. A beautiful prayer for all Deb, congratulations on your parents 33rd Wedding Anniversary, and a very Happy Birthday to your hubby!
Are you making him his favourite cake, :) Much love and prayers to you dear Deb,
Luv Sandy


shaner
1/18/2003 14:15

Hello dear Selva, it's only natural that you would worry about your sister being late and not calling, because you associate it with Solange, thinking that something bad has happened. We understand that, but your dear sister doesn't realize how important it is to you right now that you need to know that she's alright. Perhaps if you explain this to your sister, she'll know why you were so upset yesterday. Your sister loves you and supports you so I'm sure that she's not angry with you anymore. That was nice of her co-workers to buy her a cake, etc. for her birthday, and I'm sure she understands why you couldn't go out. Selva, you're going to feel this pain for a while, and we all know how hard it is, how it turns your life upside down. The pain you're feeling is because of your great love for your daughter, and her passing has put you into a state of shock and disbelief, and a lot of pain. In time the pain will lessen, but Deb is right, you never really get over the loss of your child, you do learn though how to live with the pain. My grief over losing my Shane has now settled into a quiet sadness that I carry with me, and my life is forever changed, as your's is also. I still have my bad days, or valley days as we call them here, where some little thing will set me off, such as hearing Shane's favourite song on the radio, or driving by his work or school, they're all painful reminders of my Shane, and how happy my life once was. Right now Selva, you've just got to give yourself plenty of time, as painful as it is, allow yourself to grieve, cry, and share your feelings here. Don't listen to well-meaning people who tell you it's time to move on, they just don't understand how profound a loss of a child is to a parent, so you take as much time as you need to grieve for your precious Solange. You know that you can always depend on our love, understanding, support and prayers for you, all of us know of that terrible pain that has ripped your heart, and we're always here for you. Please Dear Lord, wrap Your loving arms around dear Selva who you love very much, and please give her the peace which only you can. My love and prayers are with you,
Luv Sandy


SELVAM
1/18/2003 18:22

Hi Sandy, Verna, Deb and all you Angel Moms. I'm still in the valley, but I appologized to my sister and of course she understood. She went out today and my brother kept me company all day,he brought me a bird house so we put it in Solange memorail garden, It is still cold in Miami, you will not believe it but its going to come down to the 30'stonight, for here it is incredible. My Solange would have been upset, but I told her that GOD will keep her warm today.I will try to pray again for all of our children and all of our Angel moms. Even though I don't feel like it But I will try to hang on to God and read Verna's praying so Satan will never get a hold of me. I love you all. Selva


shaner
1/19/2003 12:48

Hello dear Selva, I'm happy for you that you and your dear sister had a talk, and that she understands. It's so difficult for others to understand, but how could they, they've never been through the loss of a child, Praise God, so it helps them if we explain how we're feeling, and why we act the way we do, especially at the beginning. Your dear sister has been so loving and supportive of you, and I know she'll continue to be there for you.
That's really nice of your brother to bring you a bird house for Solange's Memorial Garden, it must be really coming along now, but I hope your cold weather doesn't harm it. Hold onto your faith and God, and just speak to Him what's in your heart, He already knows what's there, but in the meantime we'll stand in the gap for you and lift you up in prayer. Much love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


deborahpoo
1/19/2003 17:52

dear selva & shaner,
i'm so sorry to hear you are still in a valley day selva. just keep your faith in god and he will help and lead you the way. i hope my prayers in church will help. we shell see.
i have to say that i'm about 90% better today. i was sick for a whole week with this cold and i have my appetite back. no more soup and crackers i don't even want to smell them :-)
shaner,
i made my husband banana bread today for he really doesn't like cakes. he is very fussie. meat, potatoes, and vegetable person. me i like my fruit and veg. we spent the afternoon together today and tomorrow he is going back to work and i get to rest another day.
the baby shower my mom, a friend and i have puat the shower on and between the three of us my sister has gotton almost everything that is on her list. she will be very surprised. my husband asked if there was anything left for others to buy? yes i told him. this morning when i got up it was 7 degrees again and it will be that cold again tomorrow. this is southern new england. my sister lives in tenn and they have 7inches of snow and she said it is cold.
sandy, selva,verna
thank you for all the inspirition you have fwd me. i enjoy reading them.they have helped lift my spirits when they are down. my thoughts and prayers for you all. god bless you,
love debby


deborahpoo
1/19/2003 17:52

dear father,
i pray that you will help my friends here at this prayer circle and my family so that we all are able to ease the pain we are feeling. i pray that you will help give us the strenght to carry on our daily duties and i pray that you will lift our spirits high. i ask this in your name the father, amen.

 
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