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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
11/9/2003 09:33

Hello again Scott42, I should have clicked on your Profile before I posted, my apologies, we very seldom get Dad's posting here, and I jumped at the assumption that you were a Mom, so please forget about the part of "sisters" and consider us your fellow Journeyers on this Road, :-) The rest all still stands, and I truly hope and pray that you will post back and let us know about your dear daughter and Brian, who is know forever locked in all of your hearts. We all care.
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


SELVAM
11/9/2003 09:44

Ay my dear sister Donna. I am not angry at you, and you don't hape to appologized to anybody, I just wanted you to understand (the cuban way) THAT WE ARE A FAMILY, in the good times and the bad ones, and we miss you a lot when we don't hear from you, and worry over you, that is all I wanted to say, don't feeel bad my sister, no its me who is appologizing, but you know I am a little nut when I try to express my feelings, I love you very much and could not be angry at you , the only anger I carry in my heart is for Fidel Castro, only him, and I even try not to think about it, I think anger is very bad for your health. So please my sister, keep us posted about you and Shar, you know we are all storming Heaven for you so you may heal soon. I'm going now to get a storage place for my things and Solange's, please pray for me and ask God to give me strengh to go though this. Love Selva


shaner
11/9/2003 16:25

Hi Chris, (smile713) I pray that some of what I've shared is helping Mike, God love him. The shock and disbelief that are so present in the beginning stages, are I believe God's coping skills for us, it's too painful right now to fully realize that our child will no longer be in our lives physically. His Journey is just beginning for him, and all of us here on these pages know how tortuous the pain can be. Another one of the most common feelings we go through in the beginning is a feeling of 'going crazy', we aren't of course, but the many different emotions that suddenly come up in us, and the way we feel and act, makes us question our own sanity at times. I'm told by experts that this is the no. 1 question they get asked by Parents who have lost a child. It's the intense pain that makes us feel that way. Our hearts and prayers are with Mike, you, and I hope that some other's will also post their own feelings about their Journey with Mike. May God, in His love, mercy and goodness, surround you with supportive people and especially Mike right now, and keep your faith strong.
Love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
11/9/2003 16:29

Ah, my dear sister, I know that's going to be a painful thing for you to do, God love you, my love and prayers are with you as you deal with another painful situation.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


deborahpoo
11/9/2003 18:54

HI SHANER, VERNA, SELVA, AND DONNA.
JUST A LITTLE POST TO SAY HI AND THINGS ARE GOING OK. TODAY I CLEANED OUT MICHAEL'S CLOSET AND FOUND SO MANY OF HIS CLOTHS IN BAGS AND WHEN I OPENED THEM I WAS ABLE TO SMELL HIM AGAIN SO I CLOSED UP THE BAGS TO HANG ON FOR A WHILE LONGER. HIS ROOM IS ALMOST DONE AND ALOT I DIDN'T WANT TO TOUCH SO I JUST LEFT THEM IN THE CLOSET. I'M HOME UNTIL WED. WE HAVE A LONG WEEKENED FOR A PROFESSIONAL DAY ON MONDAY AND
VETERAN'S DAY I'M OFF ON TUESDAY.
i ALSO WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I ALSO BOUGHT THE BOOK (A TIME TO GRIEVE BY CAROL SH.) FOR MY COWORKERS FAMILY. I LOVE THAT BOOK AND I KNOW THE OTHER ONES THAT I HAVE READ ARE GOOD TO BUT I STILL TO THIS DAY READ THE BOOK. I KEEP IN THE CAR AND TRY TO SEE HOW FOR I AM FROM THE LAST IN MY JOUREY OF GRIEVING. SOME TIMES I THINK I HAVE COME FAR BUT WHEN YOU TAKE 2 STEPS FORWARD AND 3 TO 4 BACK WARDS IT DOESN'T SEEM I'M FAR AT ALL.
HI SCOTT AND SMILEY AND WELCOME TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS. SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR PAIN AND SORROW. I TOO LOST MY SON AT A YOUNG AGE(19) TWO DAYS AFTER HIS BIRTHDAY. IN A TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT FROM SOME ONE ELSE AT THE WHEEL. THE FIRST YEAR IS A BIG BLUR TO ME BUT IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS AND ALMOST THREE MONTHS AND I'M A DIFFERENT PERSON SINCE THAT DAY. I WORK IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH SPECIAL ED STUDENTS AND EVERY DAY WHEN I SEE THE CHILDREN AND THEY ARE SMILING I KNOW I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING. MY SON ALSO LIKED WORKING WITH KIDS AND HORSING AROUND AND PLAYING GAMES WITH THEM AND I KNOW HE HELPS ME DAY TO DAY AND IS RIGHT BUY MY SIDE. YOU BOTH WILL MAKE IT AND NOW YOU HAVE COME HEAR AT THIS SITE SHANER, VERNA, DONNA, AND SELVA WILL HELP WITH SOME WONDERFUL ADVISE AND YOU WILL MAKE. LOTS OF LOVE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU .
DEBBY


Leander72
11/9/2003 20:20

Dear Selva and Deb, I don't know if this will help I know nothing can make this time better everytime we relive our loss its horrible I thought I was going to loose it big time but something that happened when I had to take care of Mike's belongings maybe it was inspiration from above but I took his shirts and made a wreath I did it in strips with a round wire thick and tied the strips I hang it every Christmas it was hard because all the memories flood but it is a treasure beyond price and as for the rest there were always times when someone was in need it kept the circle going but took his back pack that was on his wheelchair and put everything his glasses chopsticks letters from his girfriend even his mail address labels maybe this will help I put all his favorite pins {He Loved to collect them from starwars to startrek to his Irish pins I keep it in my hope chess Please Deb take your time I know Selva like me there wasn't time but over three years there were always a door that opened and knew that was what that person needed My heart and Prayers are with You even tears so I'll keep Praying for God's guidance for you and his Love and Peace Selva don't be afraid to take breaks when you feel it take a break Love&BearHugs Donna


shaner
11/9/2003 23:21

Hi dear Deb, it's so terrific to hear from you, and I'm happy for you that things are OK. Hm, cleaning some of the things out of Michael's room, it must have been so wonderful to still be able to 'smell' him, through his clothing, and a very bittersweet and tender moment for you too, God love you.
Keep them for as long as you want to Deb, as well as the other things you wanted to keep, they're very special to you and connect you with Michael still.
I don't have Shane's 'smell' anymore, so what I do is spray his favourite aftershave/cologne around and it brings back his smell to me.
That's great having some extra days off, with the busy life you lead you can do some things just for you! That was really nice of you to buy the book for your co-worker, hopefully it'll help them as much as it's helping you.
Yep, Deb, some days are like that, you think you're making progress, and then some little thing will trigger a painful memory and then it's a couple of steps back. But the main thing is to keep moving forward, there's nothing wrong in staying in the 'back' mode for a while, but like all valley times, they pass, and we continue on our Journey. God's love & blessings be with you our dear Deb,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


SELVAM
11/10/2003 19:56

Hi my dear sisters. I am asking all of you to pray that God give strengh to pack away Solange's materials things, yes I know she does not need it anymore but I do, the special dress for that, the prom dress, the shows she loved, do you understand? It is driving me crazy, and I know it is only me, Solange does not need anything material, but I do. Please my sisters, pray for God to give me strengh, see I am all alone, I don't have a husband, all I have is my sister and brother, I want to do it al myself, please my sister, pray that God will give me the strengh, that is all I need, Love you my sisters. Selva


Leander72
11/10/2003 22:47

Dearest Selva, We are praying and so sorry you are going through such a painful time Will keep you in prayer and of course I needed certain belongings why because of the Precious Memories be gentle I'm sorry if I implied otherwise if this is not the time just put in storage till you can if that is possible I pray not only for God's strength for you but for the comfort He can only give Hang in there We Love You and know we are all praying for what you need Love&BearHugs Donna


shaner
11/10/2003 23:10

Hi my dear sister, my heart is aching for you right now, I know how painful this is going to be, BUT I have prayed for the necessary strength for you before I began to post, and will continue to. No, Solange doesn't need them anymore, you know that she is not upset at all about this, but these things are important to YOU, don't forget my sister that it's only been a year and a half for you, so your grief is still fresh. Everything that you're packing is a 'story' in itself, a memory of Solange that is locked in your heart. You let the tears flow freely, I understand that this is something that you have to do, not something you want to. I also understand what you mean by 'feeling alone', yes, you have your wonderful sister and brother, and us, but not someone such as a husband, father, that could share your pain with you together as you do this. As hard as it is, my dear sister, you will get through it, tearfully, but Our dear sweet Lord will give you the strength to carry this out.
We all wish we could be there for you right now, hugging you and whispering words of comfort, so I'm calling on all the Angel Kids to be in the room with you, especially your Solange, to help you and fill in for us. Dear Lord, you know how painful this is for our dear sister Selva, I humbly ask that you give her the necessary emotional and spiritual strength to see her through, and if our Angel children aren't busy with Your work, could they be in the room along with Solange, to fill in for us, who love her so. Thank you dear Lord, I love you, and I know how much greater Your love is for our dear sister, Amen.
Sending lots of Prayers, Love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


LOVE2U
11/11/2003 06:40

Heavenly Father, ~ I come to you this morning with such sadness in my heart for our sister, Selva. Lord, I know You know how painful this is for her! Even with all the love and support from our guardian angels and from angel moms, it is still Sooo very difficult for our dear sister! She has been through so much, Lord. Want You please give her the kind of peace and comfort that she so desperately needs? Lord, she doesn't have a husband, Solange's father to lean on, to comfort her, to share her indescribable grief and pain! Yes, we angel moms are here for her ... But, it's not like having us there! Therefore, I ask that You wrap your arms around her, and comfort her, and let her know that You will never leave her side! Lord, thank You for hearing my heartfelt prayer for our sister! We love You, Lord. ~ Amen!


LOVE2U
11/11/2003 06:55

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!
Luke 1:45 NIV

As for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Micah 7:7 NIV

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount on wings like eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31


LOVE2U
11/11/2003 07:19

Dear Angel Moms, ~ It is my prayer that, with God's help, we will find the strength to take that next step forward ... No matter how small!
Love & Heavenly Hugs to all,
Verna
Sharing ... A message from:
THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, November 10, 2003

Next step is yours
+++++++++++++++++++

Though the last step may have ended in disappointment, the next
step is always yours. And the next step is what counts.

The next step you take may not seem like much. Yet it can make
all the difference in the world. What matters is not so much the
size of that next step. What really matters is the direction.

No matter how much life may have disappointed you, no matter how
much you may have disappointed yourself, the next step is yours.
And you can take that next step in whatever direction you choose.

Though it probably won't take you very far at first, your very
next step can get you headed in the direction of your most treasured
dreams. Every subsequent step you take in that direction will add
to your momentum. Keep going, and that momentum will become virtually
unstoppable. The next step is yours, so take it in the direction
you truly want to go.
By:
Ralph Marston

........................................


SELVAM
11/11/2003 19:21

Thank you my sisters for all your prayers and love, I can not thank you enough, and on top of it can I bother you once more, I'm sorry thatn I am asking for so much, but you see, Solange's godmother,(she is the mother I found when my own could not be with me) is very very sick, liver and gold bladder cancer, she is all alone, no more family left but me and her sister in law, a very stubborn person, did not want to come to Miami while all of us came here, she lives in NY, she told me she does not want treatment, she just don't want to go through any pain, please she needs our prayers, her sister in law is coming back tomorrow and there will be a lady taking care of her at the house, I am in the messy moving, but I will have to go there , as long I as can have vacation time at work, which I need to move, AY my sister what a mess. All I want its your prayers, you are so near to God that I am sure HE will answer. Sorry for all the trouble, but I am sure you will say a little extra payers. Thank you my sisters. I love you very much. God, what will I do without you? Love Selva


Leander72
11/11/2003 19:48

Dearest Selva, you know thats how I felt like I asked to much Please let that go don't feel like you can't come here, we will never know why you are being tried so hard but know our hearts are with and Yes we will Pray for Solange's godmother and ask God's Blessings you said a woman is taking care of her she could get hospice and they would make sure she is in no pain and care for her pain changes suddenly I say this because of Mikey we had hospice and it helped yes she needs to have someone with her 24 a day but hospice can come if she isn't check it out and let us know when you are going if you can keep us up to date Yes we wish we could be with you know more than ever to walk you through like Verna said yes you can feel us near but your need is greater so we will Pray I know its hard to believe but someday it will be better just keep writing or talking to anyone especially God is there a priest you could talk with a pastor that you know and trust they can be a help in time like this, I know this sounds crazy but we are all asking God to send our Spirits of Love to help you and our Angels keep talking keep taking those nice slow long breaths that you sent a card about I know you are holding on with all your faith and we are sending ours I would say Love&BearHugs but right now you need God's Blessing's and his Love Donna


Leander72
11/11/2003 19:50

Dear Verna, your prayer and the motivator help and as always you bring such comfort with your faith and wisdom. Love&BearHugs Donna


Leander72
11/11/2003 20:10

Heavenly Father as we lift up our Sister Selva to your care we ask your help and counsel for Moms and Dads and husbands and wives who live this day with such pain of there beloved son's and daughters who sacrificed there lives in the military we ask for your comfort and we ask that your Angels protect those who are missing. Father you know what is needed and we Thank You that we have each other we Pray the same for those families who are in anguish grieving and others waiting for word Thank You Father for your Blessings and Care for you know better than we do because you sent your Precious Son to save and to heal and Promised in Your Holy Word that they that mourn shall be comforted. Amen


shaner
11/11/2003 21:07

Our dear sister, we are more concerned that you have more trials to deal with, God love you, so no reservations about asking for our prayers! You know you can count on us, and please my sister, don't think of yourself either as being 'farther from God' or think that any one of us is 'closer to God'. Everytime YOU talk to Him, it is just as hearfelt as anyone else! So as our dear Donna said, of course we will pray for Solange's Godmother, a very special woman to you also, loving her as the mother she was for you. You are a true 'daughter' to her, going to be with her in her great time of need, put everything in God's most capable Hands and He will help you with the time off you need, your packing, your travelling, and most of all the help you are going to lovingly give to your 'mother', Solange's Godmother. I pray also for her, for God's will to be done in her life right now, that she be pain-free, and accepts the help of Hospice care, who are wonderful, amazing people that truly care and know how to help those in Solange's Godmother's at this stage in her life.
Godspeed, our dear sister, all our prayers go with you, and please let us know, as Donna said, when you are going, and keep in touch if you're able.
In HIS love, peace and perfect plan,
Sandy


shaner
11/11/2003 21:24

Yes, dear Donna, today, in both our Countries, we honour and pay tribute to those who fought for freedom and gave their lives in both World Wars, Korean War, etc., and all those still who don the uniforms of our Countries, may God bless them mightily. We proudly wear Poppies on this day, "lest we forget" recite the wonderful Poem by the great John McRae, "In Flander's Fields", and today, in the 11th month, on the 11th day, at the 11th hour, we as a nation, have a moment of silence, to prayerfully remember what they have done and what they continue to do. And may He also bless mightily those who were and are left behind to mourn for their loved ones.
Love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


LOVE2U
11/12/2003 06:21

My dear sister, ~ That is as it should be! You deserve that special time alone with your beautiful Solange. There will be a lot of her love & energy (spirit) in that room! I pray you will feel her presence, and the kind of peace that passes all understanding that only God can provide. With all of your angel sisters & our angel kids lifting you up to God in prayer, I just know God will bring you through it. Remember, you may feel very much alone right now, but actually, you are not alone, and never will be. God will see to it because He is always by your side. Then too, He will allow you to feel the results of prayers that are prayed for you daily. When the valley days set in, close your eyes and take a deep breath, and feel the love that surrounds you at all times! We can't see the wind, but we know it is there ... Provided by our Father, God. Accept God's blessings! Let Him comfort and strengthen you, and guide you through whatever you are facing. He will see to it that you will not have to face anything alone! We are His children, and He loves us unconditionally!!!
God's peace & blessings,
Verna


LOVE2U
11/12/2003 06:50

Dear Angel Moms, ~ There is never a problem too difficult for God to handle. There is never a dull moment here! Hubby was concerned about his mother, so we drove down to south Louisiana to visit with her yesterday. Thankfully, she is doing well, and was glad to see us. Its takes about 4 hours to drive down, and I only had about half an hour to nap after we got back. I had VIP meeting in Benton, La. that was scheduled for 6 PM. Its about a half hour drive, but I made it on time and the meeting went very well. From the feedback, I do believe the telling of our story is making a difference and saving lives. Comments were very positive. It is a difficult thing to relive, but God always see me through it. I wanted very much to read and submit a post last night, but was so tired after such a long day, I literally crashed, and had no trouble going to sleep, and slept all night for a change. :) The hand is doing better since I started therapy. Thank you for lifting me up in your prayers. I pray that God will continue helping each of you to face the valley days as they invade your God given peace. We know by faith that God will see us through each of them! As always, you are in my love and prayers!
Gods peace & blessings,
Verna


LOVE2U
11/12/2003 06:59

Dear Angel Moms, ~ Thank you so much for all the beautiful fwd pages & words of encouragement in your emails to me and in your posts. We all need encouragement from time to time. I will try to get caught up soon on reading and responding! As always, I pray that each of you feel God's presence, daily, and that you don't hesitate to cast all your troubles on the Lord, and know by faith that no problem is too difficult for Him to handle, & that He is with you always!
God's peace and blessings,
Verna


LOVE2U
11/12/2003 07:07

Sharing a poem written by my baby girl, Cheryl, who is now 36 years old. :) She wrote it shortly after we lost Diane. I believe that God sometimes speaks to us through many channels, and that poetry is just one of them!
Love & Hugs,
Verna

Amazing Grace

His grace is always sufficient
No matter how great the loss
When Jesus died and rose again
He completely paid the cost

So, know his grace is sufficient
Your part in this is faith
Just believe and rely on Jesus
And his Amazing Grace!


smile713
11/12/2003 10:29

Selvam, I'm from New York. Could you tell me from about what part ? Maybe theres something i could help with.
Chris or you could e-mail me @
smile713@msn.com

 
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