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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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Leander72
11/19/2003 11:40

Dearest Angel Moms Thanks so much for your prayers and understanding. I have a story to tell you, we know without a doubt there are Angels God has some of the most Precious sometimes we are Blessed to experience it in human form but we do, on the radio today there was a story of a single Mom who got cheated out of a big tip taking care of the Mayor and assoc for two hours so one of the announcers went out on the street his name is Levi and sang the song from Annie { the young Mom wanted to stay unknown } so they called her Little orphan Annie so he sang the song from the show and held a sign saying Help Out a Sister and people donated within the hour he got over seventy dollars we're not sure if it was to shut him up because it was like a poor cat screaming Bless his heart he also got abuse but he stuck with it and the Mayor gave twenty because he was a guest and left early after the two hrs they left her 3dollars so maybe today you and I will meet an Angel we know they are working, Selva I'm so grateful and happy for you, you keep validating the Power of God so maybe today a catawhaling Angel will be singing for someone he doesn't even know maybe you maybe me Here's Hoping Love U too and Lots of BearHugs Donna


shaner
11/19/2003 15:14

Hello dear Miss V, so glad you liked the article about Beliefnet's Award - 3 big cheers for Beliefnet!! YES, double the post, double the blessing!! I'm VERY happy for them - back in 2002, they almost went under during the NASDAQ market fall of the dot.com sites, and the high costs of running such a huge, diversified site as this. Praise God that they are now in the red!
Whatever would we do without them, graciously allowing this Circle to keep going, may God bless them abundantly, Steve, Martha, Cheryl, we love you for all your hard work as well as the rest of the staff! I would definitely encourage anyone who hasn't checked out this site to do so, there is something here for everyone, whether you want to talk to other people of your faith, learn about the beliefs of other's faiths, news, politics, Angels, Spirituality, Health and Aging issues, Gardening, Recipes, well, I could go on and on, so please, look around, this site has something for everybody! Again, Beliefnet, Congratulations, and thank you!
Love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
11/19/2003 15:38

Hi dear Lisa, Donna has given you some very good advice, sometimes we don't know how to express what's inside us, we can't find the words to describe, so if you just want to post THAT, trust me, we will ALL know what you really mean. It's very hard to put your pain, anger and confusion into words sometimes, because the depth of your feelings makes words seem inadequate. You just post whatever you feel like, there is no judging here! And no, it wasn't whining, never, it's only been a year for you, you need plenty of time still and plenty of support. It has been 4 yrs. for me, but still some things are oh so painful yet for me, that I cry and cry, I miss my Shane so much! What I'm trying to say is, if I and other Moms who are further along than you still have painful days, we know and recognize that you, just in your first year, that your pain and grief is still so fresh and raw. So please be gentle with yourself, your grief Journey is still in the early days, and your grief right now is still 24/7. We love you and support you, and are always here for you, give yourself the necessary time you need, not what other's may think - they just don't understand, this is your Journey, nobobdy else's, but please know that we all can relate, and we want to hear from you!
Prayers, Love & lots of {{Hugs}},
Sandy


SELVAM
11/19/2003 17:42

Hi my dear sister Lisa.You know we all understand, the anger, the loneliness, the "where is my faith" AY my dear sister, we all go trhough that,but there is one thing I will keep on doing, Post to these Circle of Love, I don't know where will I be without these Angel sisters, I find understanding first of all, then prayers, love, see we are all going through the same pain, you and I are only 1 month apart, so it is here my friend, we support each other, and for sure, WE ALL UNDERSTAND, like Donna said, no judgment, just love. You are not alone in this Lisa, we are all in this, we are all going through this awful pain, anger,hurt, WE UNDERSTAND, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Keep posting here my sister, we will storm Heaven for you and the rest of our sisters Angels. Love Selva


SELVAM
11/19/2003 17:49

Hi my sisters, I came to my sister's house today, we have storm warnings for tonight and anyway I miss my sister and Rambo and Floffy and Candy, but I will be off tomorrow, I took days off from my work since friday until monday Dec whatever, I am moving Nov 28, so I will be staying at my home, I have lots to do and don't want any help, just Juny she will come and take most of Solange's things, then I will be on my own, even though I had Solange's OK, it is still very painful, so when you get a chance, say a little prayer so that God gives me strenght. Love you my sisters, and remember you will be in my prayers 24/7. Love Selva


shaner
11/19/2003 22:35

Hi my sister, I didn't know that you were off work until Dec. or that your place was ready to move into on the 28th! Good for you, taking the time off, it would be too hard doing all the packing, etc., while working all day long. That's so sweet of you to have Juny over to give her some of Solange's things, and she of all will be a comfort to you as you go through it. Oh yes, even though you received your wonderful sign from Solange, it will still be hard for you, and you know we will say more than one little prayer for you, to help you through. Love you my sister, and don't overdo it,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


LOVE2U
11/20/2003 00:30

Dear God, ~ I ask that You would please send Your angels of peace and mercy to comfort all angel moms who are in deep valley days! Lord, You know how it is with us. Some days, we do OK. Then Lord, when we least expect, the grief, the hurt, the pain, the anger, the disbelief, the agony of it all ... Seems to take over; taking our breath away! Leaving us feeling as though we are totally alone, and lacking the desire to press on! Father, it is bad enough to try handle any one of these terrible emotions ... But when we are being attacked by several at any given time, it really seems as though it is more than we can handle. And, frankly, dear Lord, it really is! We know that without You, there is no way we could keep trying to go on. Still, Father, it hurts so much sometimes! And, sometimes, it is really, really hard to come to You to help us work through all the grief that we are feeling in our hearts, due to the loss of our children. We try so hard to suppress the anger that rises up in our hearts without warning. We really don't want to feel anger towards You for allowing our precious children to die ... In many ways, we are like the character Job in the bible, and feel the need to ask, "Why." Lord, we try our best to understand your ways. Still, when it comes to living without our children, no matter how hard we try, we just can't help but feel that it's just so unfair! Help us to understand, dear Lord! And, if it is not for us to know the answer, in this life ... Please, please, give us many moments of peace, and the strength we need to make it from one minute, one hour, one day at a time. Reveal to us, instead, Father ... Your reasons for leaving us here for a while longer, Lord! Guide us in the direction that You would have us go. Help us to fulfill the ultimate purpose that You have determined, still remains to be fulfilled, so that we can rejoice in heaven with our beloved children, when our work on earth is over! In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I pray this heartfelt prayer, Amen!


LOVE2U
11/20/2003 01:43

An Angel Mom's Prayer

Dear God ...
We know You have our children there
Please keep them in Your loving care
Please let them know ...
Not a day goes by ...
That in our hearts
Our souls still cry
Oh God in heaven we miss them so
We wish they did not have to go
Yet home to heaven
Must all return ...
For that we thank You
Oh Holy One!

And, the Holy Spirit said, ,,, "Go write this down!"
An Angel Mom's Prayer
By Verna R. Clay
Written on Nov. 16, 2003 at 6:45 PM

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Compassion for others comes when we see ourselves as God sees us.
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shaner
11/20/2003 08:54

Ah, thank you dear Miss V, for posting it, I love this 'Angel Moms Prayer' and say it myself quite often. Too good not to share with all! I'm happy that the Holy Spirit moved you, it's such a beautiful prayer.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
11/20/2003 09:10

Hello dear Angel Mom Yvonne, I'm hoping you still read here, we've missed you posting.
I know that today is your beloved Joe's 4th Year Anniversary, hm, where does the time go. I know that you miss him still, and always will, and on this day, as you and your family commemorate it, the tears may come, followed by good memories too, time doesn't really mean much when you've lost a beloved child. Four years is too long, and too soon, how we miss our child in our lives, and how we long to hear their voice, feel their touch, look upon their face. We will ALWAYS love them, and always miss them, but we have the promise of Eternal Life, and we know that we will see them again. I wish sunshine for you today, Angels to dry your tears, and may Our good sweet Lord allow Joe to let you experience his closeness to you, and more importantly his love always for you too. You're in our thoughts and prayers, on this special day, and remember that we all care, our hearts and prayers are always with you,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


LisaLou862
11/20/2003 09:32

Yvonne,
Please know my heartfelt prayers are with you today on Joseph's 4th Heavenday. I'm sure it feels like yesterday and in some ways feels like forever. Cry if you want to cry and smile if you want to smile. God be with you today on this special day.
Lisa


LOVE2U
11/20/2003 21:05

Dear Yvonne, ~ I join the other angel moms in praying that today, your beloved Joseph's 4th Heavenlyday, was a little easier to bear than the year before. Like Sandy says, you will always miss your son. It is my heartfelt prayer that there will be more and more fond memories to block some of the pain in your heart, and that you will feel Joe's presence on this his special day. I don't know if you recall, but this is also the day that MaDear had her stroke; Nov. 20, 1999. Then, your Zoe, arrived on my beloved daughter's birthday, Aug. 16th. Therefore, both days hold bittersweet memories for me. I know in my heart that all of our angel kids will surround Joe throughout his special day, and so will our Lord and Savior. Take care, and be gentle with yourself, and feel Joe's love all around you. And remember, it is OK to cry. It is normal to feel like you are losing it, and it's OK to if the pain comes out as anger. Having celebrated my beloved Diane's 7th heavenly date Aug. 31st, I can tell you that there is no one best method to grieve, and though the pain has settled in somewhat, there have been days when it still seems so unreal. So, give yourself all the time you feel you need, and do whatever works for you. Yes, we who have lost a child/children, can relate; but only God can give you the peace for which we angel moms pray!
God's peace & blessings ...
Love & Heavenly Hugs,
Verna


Leander72
11/21/2003 06:18

Dear Verna, Thanks for such a heartfelt prayer and God ThankYou for listening Amen Love&BearHugs Donna


Leander72
11/21/2003 06:22

Dear Selva, What a big heart I've been praying someone could be with you and I'm glad for Juny is with you and know we are STORMING HEAVEN for you, no nothing can ease the pain and we are with you in heart and Spirit Love&BearHugs Donna


Leander72
11/21/2003 06:24

Dear Yvonne, You are in our hearts and Prayers too, we Remember and send Our Love and ask God's Peace for you and your family Love&BearHugs Donna


apachedove
11/21/2003 10:00

I just lost my 12 year old son a month ago. I feel so lost and empty. Noah was handicapped and had alot of medical problems. I spent 12 years taking care of him at home. He taught me so much. I just can't handle the tought of him not being here. Every day is a struggle.
My last memories are being in the ER with him when he passed. I just hope as time goes by that the pain gets easier.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.


shaner
11/21/2003 16:39

Hello apachedove, welcome to the Circle, although I'm truly sorry that your sweet Noah's passing has brought you here. You are among the best of company here though, we offer prayers, love, support and understanding to each other as we all travel on our Journey of Grief, over losing a child or children. You just lost your Noah a month ago, God love you, you must be in shock, disbelief, and the raw, biting pain that is with us in the beginning, 24/7. Let your awful pain out, cry, let the tears flow freely, please don't hold anything in, whatever you're feeling right now is alright, for there is no greater pain in the world for a parent, than to lose a beloved child. Be gentle with yourself, your heart is broken right now, and a piece of it went with Noah, leaving a gaping wound. Your last memories of being with Noah in Emergency are very painful right now, and they will be for a while, they are also my last memories of my Shane, holding him and crying, and thinking this is all just a bad, bad dream. I'll always remember that moment, it changed my life forever, as it will your's too, but in time the pain lessens, in your time, nobody else's. I pray you have good people around you for support and understanding, it's far too lonely a road to travel alone. Remember that love never dies, it's Eternal, your love for Noah and his love for you will always be there. My heart goes out to you right now in your immense sorrow, please post back again, we will walk beside you on your Journey, offering love, support and understanding, we all know of that intense pain, and we all care. May God bless you mother of Noah, and may He give you some of His peace, lean heavily on Him, He knows more than anyone the sorrow and pain you're in and experiencing. Know that we will storm Heaven for you, and we will always be here for you too.
Prayers, love and Hugs,
Sandy


SELVAM
11/21/2003 18:24

Hi Apachedove, welcome to this Circle of Love. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, we all understand that pain I lost my only daughter 20 years old , she graduated from Earth Aug 15, 2002, she had a car accident, so we are all in this together, you will find a lot of help, understanding, prayers, support in this Circle, please come back as often as you can, let your grief and your tears out, do not keep anything inside, I am sure that now Noah is at peace with no pain and smiling at you, he will always be with you remember love is eternal, that does not die, and now Noah is watching over you, but please be sure that he is at Peace and happy in Heaven, and that Lord will help you go through this awful pain. There are no words that can make you feel better, but it is within you and God, hang on to Him, and He will give you strenght. Please come back. We will pray for you. Selva


SELVAM
11/21/2003 18:35

Hi my sisters. I am back on my sister's house tonight, it is so rough, I've been going through papers, photos and memories and it has been so hard I just broke down today, I will try again tomorrow I know you are saying some extra prayers for me and for sure I need ity, I need the strenght. I went to my Dr. today blood pressure 190/100, cholesterol 415, si he double all my medication, but he knows, Solange was his patient also, so told me to drink plenty of water, did not fight with me about quiting smoking, and advised me to please walk, I told him I bought a trade mill (?) and he said fine but not to put clothes over it. The minute I will be over the move then I will be on it. Please my sisters, say a little extra prayer for me, I need strenght,I am going home tomorrow again, have the rest of the week off so I can pack. Verna did you talk to Dottie?. Love you my sisters. Selva


deborahpoo
11/22/2003 03:31

dear angel moms,
things have been alittle crazy for i have a test on tuesday and a 3 page paper due on the 2nd and before i can do the paper i need to finish reading the book. which i'm almost done. shaner i know glasses are not that bad and i have them now but,i worry with the children who have behaviors if they will knock them off when they are mad which has happened to other staff before. and yes my eyes will take the contacts so i have them too. it was so hard to get them in at first but like my husband says i'm a pro now. ha ha. i have been using them all this week and i love them. many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. god bless you. love debby


deborahpoo
11/22/2003 03:34

dear verna thank you for all of your emails and what a beautiful poem you sent me. i have printed it out for when i'm down i will read it and hope fully will bring me back to a little reality. many thoughts and prayers to you and your family too. god bless you. love debby


deborahpoo
11/22/2003 03:41

dear selva,
i know the pain and how hard it was for you as you read and found the pictures of solange. that happen to me a couple of weeks ago when i went through michaels things to clean his room out and his closet. i even got the chance to have his smell a gain so i closed the bag back up so i can smell him again next time. he had a lot of notes from some of his girlfriends that where in a shoe box and i found his diploma from eight grade but his brother took it and put it with his. it was hard and i cried and i know it was time for that to happen. i felt so much relief when i was done. good luck at your sisters house and try not to do to much at once and take care of your self. many thoughts and prayers to you and god bless you. love debby


deborahpoo
11/22/2003 03:47

DEAR ANGEL MOMS,
TODAY I PRAY FOR GUIEDENCE AS WE ARE TRAVELING A HARD JOURNEY IN THE LOSS OF OUR CHILDREN AND PRAY AS WE GO ON THAT JOURNEY THAT GOD WRAPS HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND US AND GIVES US THE STRENGHT TO GO ON. I PRAY THAT HE CONTINUES TO GIVE US THE FAITH ALONG THE WAY. I ASK THIS TO BE SHARED TO ALL OF THE WONDERFUL ANGEL MOMS, I ASK THIS IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AMEN


apachedove
11/22/2003 18:42

Thank you so much for the warm welcomes. I'm so glad that I found this group.
Today was one of the bad days, just couldn't find the old get up and go. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Why is it that people shy away when you need someone just to talk to? I'm told to concentrate on my other kids, which I always have and will. But nothing can fill the gap of a lost loved one.
I was asked years ago if I was prepared to let Noah go when his time came. I asked, How do you prepare yourself for this?, which I never got an answer! And the answer is, you don't.
All that keeps me going is the thought that Noah is with my parents and brother who passed years ago, and that someday I will be with him. Also I know that now he has a new body, and for the first time he can run, jump, laugh and be a real little boy. That thought brings joy to my heart.
Once again I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome.
God Bless You All,
Darla

 
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