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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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7/20/2001 08:42

Cindy, God bless you for reaching out to Pra4pce2, and I also see a prayer, God's graces for you have enabled you to reach out, in the midst of your own grief and try to help another mom who is also having a rough time. And that's wonderful and very charitable of you. Our Lord and Blessed Mother are working in your life, it's very plain to see in your wonderful post to Pra4pce2, so whether you realize it or not, you've just posted your 1st prayer! God is blessing you and will continue to do so and we will all still pray for you, may the peace of Our Lord be with you,
Luv Sandy

7/22/2001 13:54

I have not lost a child physically but did walk through this with my sister when she lost her 16 year old son. I have never seen or felt such pain and sadness. So many what ifs....I am going thorugh a rebellious 18 year old who is running from the Lord and that is also quite painful to watch. I pray god does giv eyou blessign and strenght to deal with this permanent loss. What would we do with out the hope of Jesus and Heaven?

7/24/2001 16:04


7/25/2001 10:32

AMYOLGERS, I'm so happy that you found this Circle and know that you have been prayed for. I'm also very sorry to hear of the losses of two little ones from your family. It's very hard to understand the big "why" and I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you or would anyone else, but God Himself. Some of us are here for only a short while, and others are here for longer times, I myself, just have to believe that whatever reason God sent them here to us as parents and loved ones, and then brought them back home to Him was for a reason that only He knows. It doesn't stop the hurting or longing, but we have to put our trust in Him, for He does know best. I pray for peace for your family, for spiritual strength and that God bless you as you all go through this grief and He will be tender with you. Our prayers are with all of you.
Luv Sandy

7/25/2001 12:45

My heart and my prayers go out to each and every one of you that have lost a loved one. I lost my 29 year old stepson on March 18, 2001 to suicide. I have only been married to his dad for a year and a half and only had the joy of knowing him for a short while but in that short while we grew very close to the point of to his I was his "Mom". My stepson was sexually abused by his biological mother for several years and I know, could not continue to deal with the pain. Please pray for me and my family that God will touch each and every one of us and help us through this difficult time, especially for his sister. She is blaming everyone, me, my daughter and her father. She has turned her back on our family because she cannot understand why her brother did such a tragic thing. She is searching for answers she will never findd. Please pray for her that God will give her peace of mind. Thank you so much!

7/25/2001 18:03

Angelwings35235, I'm so very sorry to hear of your stepson. My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. He is out of pain now and at peace finally. I know that doesn't help very much to hear at the beginning, but he has the peace that only God can give him. Your stepdaughter is reacting very normally, at the beginning we blame everyone and everything, including God, so just try and be there for her or wait for her to come around. She needs her family so very much right now, she's just lost a beloved brother, and as I said, it's very normal to blame other's for our losses. I/we will pray for you and the rest of the family that God's tender love and the peace that only He can give enfold your family now and give you all the necessary spiritual strength to deal with this sad loss. God bless,
Luv Sandy

7/26/2001 22:35

Shaner, My thoughts & prayers are with you. I lost my son in May 2001.It is devastating to lose a loved one to begin with but, losing a child is very difficult to deal with. A parent is not supposed to bury a child, but vise versa. I try to take"One day at a time" hoping to get through this. May God be with you always.

7/27/2001 12:05

Hi KIM151, thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. I too am sorry to hear of the loss of your own beloved son. It is devastating to lose a loved one, but losing a child is a very different pain and ache, much worse than any other loss I have experienced. Your philosophy of life is a very good one, just think about today, one day at a time as you say, it's a lot better to deal with grief if you just take life that way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you also and may God bless you too.
Luv Sandy

7/27/2001 18:00

KIM151, thank you for your prayers and kind thoughts. I am so sorry also to hear of your own loss of your beloved son. Yes, it is very devastating to lose a loved one, but losing a child is a unique loss and pain all of it's own. Your philosophy of life is much like my own, one day at a time, getting through each day to the best of my ability and not thinking too far ahead, it just reminds you of the future you've lost along with your child. May God also be with you always,
Luv Sandy

7/28/2001 10:16

My Prayers go out to those whom have lost children. May you find comfort in knowing that the Lord will keep you and guide you. Continue to have faith for "this battle is not yours alone"

7/28/2001 13:02

I lost my daughter Michelle just a week ago and we are in the pain of the loss of her. I cannot believe that she went before me...She was hit by a car five months ago, had a traumatic head injury and just passed. I need your prayers for her and for myself and her children. She has two children, ages 12 and 14. I just need to know that she is now OK and free of pain. I will be taking this one day at a time as the pain is still too great. Thank you.

7/28/2001 14:33

Sunflower330, we greatly appreciate your prayers and your kind words. Thank you so much for posting here, I'm happy that you took the time and trouble to add your own prayers and thoughts for us all. May God bless you.
Luv Sandy

7/28/2001 14:42

DeeSea, I'm so sorry to hear that your beloved daughter has passed. It must have been so difficult on you, her children and the rest of the family these past 5 months, and then lose Michelle. I know that Michelle is OK, and out of pain. In time you will too. We never expect to outlive our children, do we. That's the only way to deal with the grief and the pain, one day at a time. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, your Michelle and her children at this traumatic time for all of you. May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you the spritiual strength to deal with your loss.
Luv Sandy

7/29/2001 01:25

my heart goes out to each and every one of you, i to lost a son(pete)last year and it has been really hard to deal with god bless all of you

7/29/2001 17:00

liz54, our heart go out to you over the loss of your Pete. This past year was I know a very difficult one for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you also. May God bless you.
Luv Sandy

7/30/2001 19:11

DeeSea. My thoughts are with you and your prescious daughter and grandchildren. I too lost my daughter, Kristina, 20, in March of this year. I feel your pain and anguish and can only hope you find peace, a little each day.
Cindy S.
Littleton, CO

7/31/2001 13:28

Dear God, I ask that you comfort every grieving parent. Let every one who is hurting and suffering a loss realize that you oh Lord is our Balm in Gilead. Dear Lord, please be with them and comfort them in this time of grief.
At this time, I pray especially for the family of my co-worker who lost a young son, yesterday in a bicycle accident. Dear Lord, please give them the strength to carry on in your name, that you would make your presence felt in their lives. All of this I pray in the Name of Jesus.

7/31/2001 17:17

ohmay, thank you so much for your prayer. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your co-worker's son, so very young. May the family be wrapped in the arms of God and may He give them the spiritual and physical strength that they need at this time.
Luv Sandy

8/1/2001 04:06

Please pray for my daughter Rachel. 2 yrs ago my granddaughter was murdered by my daughter's live-in boyfriend. Elizabeth had just turned 4 yrs old. My daughter refused to grieve. Instead she acted-out and took drugs so that she would not feel sad. Last week she was placed in a pysch. unit in a jail in AZ. the pain of loosing my granddaughter and my daughter( emotionally) is more than I can express. My daughter has been diagnosed as bi-polar. She is non-compliant re: medication. Pray that the Lord will comfort her and that she will accept his comfort and healing. NMmom

8/1/2001 18:04

NMmom, your Rachel will be prayed for here. I am so sorry to hear of your grandaughter's murder and the devastating effects on her mom and you.
A lot of people do turn to other means to dull the pain, because it's so painful to deal with. We pray that Rachel gets the help she needs and that Our Lord will stay by her side and steer her on the right path, especially taking her medication. May God bless you all.
Luv Sandy

8/2/2001 08:10

I pray that God will give each and every one here who has suffered the worst loss there is His comfort and peace of mind. I lost my daughter Olivia when she was only 3 days old. The pain never goes away but it is a tremendous comfort to me to be a part of this circle and I thank God for this. I will pray for you all and ask that you please pray for us.

8/2/2001 13:24

p84grl, I am so happy you found this Circle and know that you will be prayed for, just as you pray for others. I am so sorry to hear of your little Angel passing on, my heart goes out to you and your family. Our Heavenly Father knows of the pain we go through and He is there with us as we go up the Journey of Grief. May God bless you and yours. Little Olivia is now your own special advocate and Angel for you and she watches over you and all until one day you will be reunited with her.
Luv Sandy

8/6/2001 07:55

Will there by a sign? Our family is deeply grieving the loss of our beautiful little Raven. We brought her home from the hospital at 7 1/2 mos, having been four months premature, she was our delightful foster daughter/sister for 2 1/2 yrs. When an adoptive family was identified for her we realized that the people could never take care of her because she had a tracheostomy. We fought against her going to that home with everything we had. Alas, the State moved her to that home and 2 1/2 mos later she died from neglect, alone and with no voice to call for help. For the 2 1/2 years she was with us she was my whole life. Loving her and caring for her was such a purpose for me and gave me infinite peace and purpose although not much sleep! I know in my heart that her last moments were in panic trying to breathe when no breath would come. Where oh where was her "momma"? How could I have let her down so terribly? Her life was only beginning and she brought so much joy to ours. I saw the train coming and could do nothing to stop it. She struggled with many, many complications when she was in the NICU for all those months and overcame them all, she was a fighter but in the end no amount of fighting could combat neglect. The sadness I feel is so utterly profound and I fear permanent.

8/6/2001 08:14

kids1st, what a heart-wrenching story! What that poor little child went through should never happen to anyone. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart, what pain you all must be in and not even have her to bury yourselves. But please don't blame yourself, just think, the only love and care this little soul received was from you and your family, so you are to be celebrated, and no guilt should take hold of you or your family. You know in your heart there was nothing you could have done to stop it, the fault lies with the adoptive family, the State, the Social Workers, etc. Pray that something positive will come out of little Raven's death, that it will be a wake-up call for all concerned! My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family, and celebrate the short life that you had with Raven, who is safely home now. She brought joy and love into your lives, and she should be honoured for that. Will there be a sign? I believe so, so many of us have had them, she just may 'come' to you in your sleep in the form of a wonderful dream. You are in the depths of grief and sorrow right now, it's of course very normal, but it is an awful place to be, isn't it. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family now, and as I said, hopefully something positive will come out of Raven's tragedy. God bless you,
Luv Sandy

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