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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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9/8/2001 10:43

LOVE2U - Verna, I am so happy and humbled by your post, if I have helped you or anybody else it is through God, I, as I've said before, am only His instrument, and I am honoured and blessed to be doing this for Him. He planted the 'seed' to start this Circle for all, and I also thought it was a way of honouring my own son's life, by giving something back after all the joy and love that my Shane gave to me. So I am very touched by your kind words, God bless you, and I am happy that God steered you into this Circle and my life as well as the other moms on these pages!
You know, your saying 'when we know better we do better' is one of my favourite sayings and motto too! If we didn't make mistakes and grow and learn from them, what purpose would they be!
You're such a kind, compassionate person yourself, and when your book is published, just think about how many lives you yourself will touch! You touch lives just by posting here, and I'm so happy that you found this Circle. Remember, this is OUR circle, I just started it,and every mom or dad is a treasure here. So Verna, thank YOU for being a part of this circle and for your very kind words to me and my beloved Shane. May God bless your family abundantly as you travel through your own journey, in the name of Our Lord.
Luv Sandy

9/8/2001 12:09

I lost my son 12 yrs.ago it is one day past the aniversary of his death, he was 23 years old, the pain I feel in my heart never stops hurting, I feel that some day I will see him or is this a lost feeling that I am wishing. I would like to hug all of you that are going through this because we are the only ones that can relate to the pain. Prayers will be said for all.

9/8/2001 21:35

Poundcake, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, of your young son. His anniversary must have been a hard day for you, God love you. No, it's not a lost feeling, you WILL see your son again when it's your time, and hold onto that thought, it will bring you much comfort. A piece of our heart goes with our beloved child, so there's always a void, but in time you will learn to live with it. We are sending you a big hug too, and prayers. God bless you for your prayers and you post here anytime you want to.
Luv Sandy

9/8/2001 23:29

lookn4peace: I am keeping you and your son in my thoughts & prayers. Please know that you are NOT alone, and all of us here in this circle share in your pain and anguish. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that your son is "soaring with the Angels" and in the loving care of our Lord and Savior. Peace to you and your family today.

9/8/2001 23:37

joliebelle: Please let your friend know that she and her daughter are in our thoughts and prayers. I recently lost my 20 yr. old daughter Kristina. She died only 21 days after being diagnosed with Acute Mylogeneous Leukemia and just days after completing her first round of treatment. The pain and emptiness is overwhelming, but please let her know she is NOT alone, and that we hope she reaches out to others whenever she feels she needs to. I can tell you will be a great comfort to her - let her talk about her daughter, even if it brings on the tears - we need to talk about our children, and true friends are the best comfort and support for a bereaved parent. Bless you for being there for her.

9/9/2001 01:01

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my child over 16 yrs ago..but time is meaningless and fleeting at best. Please remember all the great things that made your child different from any other, and know that your child IS yours forever..whether they are still with us here..or have gone on before us-waiting for the day we will once again be united. Until then..find comfort from those that love and care about you and know..each and every one of us here do care.
Peace to you and God bless!!

9/9/2001 22:50

Thank you Sandy for your kind words and for the prayers of all of you. You certainly have my prayers. Only God can see us through this devastating loss in our lives. May his tender love comfort each of you that has lost a child.

9/10/2001 12:07

Maryo43, you're so very welcome, I pray that today is one of peace for you,
and I/we thank you for your prayers too, we all need them. Yes, only God can see us through this, and He will. He never fails us. May His love and peace comfort you also in your time of grief.
Luv Sandy

9/10/2001 17:51

lookn4peace-I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious son. I lost my daughter in a tragic and unexpected manner also. it's been five years now, and the pain has become easier to bear. I will keep you and your daughter in my prayers.

9/11/2001 01:48

Poundcake-I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious son. I know what you mean about the pain is always there. Those special days always remind us of how much we miss our children. It's been five years since I lost my daughter. Her birthday Aug. 16th and date of death Aug. 31 reminded me of just how much I miss her. It's true, the pain is always there. I hope knowing that others care and are praying for you will help ease your pain during this difficult time. I believe with all my heart that we will see our children again someday. I will keep you in my prayers.

9/11/2001 15:23

Hello everyone, there is a Prayer Circle set up here at Beliefnet for those who wish to post their thoughts and prayers for this horrific tragedy today in the U.S., and here at this Circle, we also offer up our prayers, for the families whose lives will forever be changed by the tragic deaths of their loved ones, our thoughts and prayers are with them also, and also for the injured. God bless them all.

9/11/2001 18:10

stigdon2, my heart and prayers go out to each of you who have lost a child, love one, my brother lost his son a year ago sept 30th by a drunk driver, my brother has a broken heart now, he lost his son, his buddy, elson's life was taken by a man who still shows no emotions, elson was great man, great father, great son and nephew, didnt drink, smoke worked hard, yet his life ended with a broken body, i pray for his soul, even though with all my heart i believe God took him to be an angel, i pray for his wife, children, mom, dad, sister and brother./his grandparents, me for i am having hard time dealing with his death. he left us a year ago, yet his memory will never die.
i pray for all those hurt and killed today sept.11 2001 by the attacks here in the usa. my heart goes out to each/ GOD BLESS YOU ALL>! NINA

9/11/2001 20:10

I would like to let youknow that my prayers are with all of you in your times of loss. I too lost a child just 2 years and 1 month ago. I lost my precious little girl that was a mere six years old. It was a very sudden and totally unexpected illness. The doctors said that some type of virus just took over her system. It was all in a flash. I have had some time to deal with it, but it still hurts everyday. I believe that God is the reason that I've made it to this point. She was an angel sent from Heaven and I thank God for the time that she was here with me. Again, my heartfelt prayers go out to everyone who has ever lost a child, no matter how long ago it was, the pain remains.....You can only know that pain if you have experienced it yourself. It's like no other.

9/11/2001 23:40

I lost my son to malignant melanomia in 1995. He was 18. I understand. Still hurting.

9/12/2001 09:46

indiananini, I'm so very sorry to read of the loss of your beloved nephew Elson, and his family that has been left behind to grieve for him. He was much loved and still loved and he is watching over all of you from Heaven, may Our Lord be with his children, his wife, and his father who are all in such pain and sadness over his sudden passing. May the peace of Our Lord be upon all of you as you grieve and come to terms with your tragic loss.
Luv Sandy

9/12/2001 09:52

P A Teer, thank you for your prayers and know that you will be prayed for here. It's a terrible ache in our hearts when we lose one of our beloved children, and your pain over the loss of your precious daughter is one we can all relate to. You're among good company here at this Circle. Everybody grieves in their own way and their own time, so be gentle with yourself, the reality of your loss is just setting in for you now. May God see you through the bad days, and may His love carry you through your grief.
Luv Sandy

9/12/2001 09:54

bluehalo, I'm sorry to read about your own beloved son, passing so young also, you will be prayed for here, a part of our own heart goes with our children, so we also understand how you still grieve. May God bless you.
Luv Sandy

9/12/2001 10:36

Hello to all, someone sent me an e-mail at my now defunct mail box here, if you want to write me or contact me my address is:, please write me there, as Beliefnet no longer has e-mail.
Luv Sandy

9/13/2001 10:21

Our Father in Heaven, We lift our hands to you. No other help we know. Today I lift up each and every victim of the outbreak of violence in America on Sep. 11, 2001. Be with them Father I pray. And bring comfort to the hearts and peace to the minds of all of their families, relatives,friends and loved ones. Help them in this time of sorrow. We pray that you hear all of the prayers that are going up to you and the praises for those lives that were spared. Hear our prayers Father and heal our land as you said you would do. In the name of your beloved Son, my Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.

9/13/2001 12:10

Rkovajis, what a truly beautiful prayer for all the loved ones who will have to endure tremendous grief at this time. We pray for them all.
There is a Prayer Circle set up on the main page of Beliefnet for all wishing to post their prayers about the tragedy on Sept. 11, you should post this beautiful prayer there, where many who were touched by this tragedy would be able to read it. God bless,
Luv Sandy

9/14/2001 11:29

Sandy> God bless you too, I took your advice. Thank you so much. I somehow overlooked that prayer page. We must always give him Praise. Prayer, Thanksgiving and Praise is what moves God. Amen

9/14/2001 15:37

My deepest sympathy goes out to those families who lost their loved ones that
were killed during this selfish act.
I feel so bad for all the families that lost someone. IT'S TIME TO PRAY AND SHARE.
If any little word of ours can make one
life the brighter;
If any little song of ours can make one
heart the lighter; God help us speak that little word, and take our bit of singing and drop it in some lonely vale
to set the echoes ringing.
If any little love of ours can make one
life the sweeter; if any little care of ours can make one step the fleeter;
If any little help may ease the burden of another; God give us love and care and strength to help along each other.

9/14/2001 15:48


9/15/2001 08:34

blessingme, Pat, a truly inspirational and loving prayer from you for all the victims and their families during these past few days while America and the rest of the world mourns, but comes together also to help and to pray.
Thank you for posting your prayers and thoughts here and you should also if you haven't done so yet, post this prayer at the main Prayer Circle for all the families who have lost loved ones on the front page of Beliefnet, that way more people will see it and draw comfort from it. God bless all the grieving families who have lost their loved ones, especially those at this Circle who have lost their children. May Our Heavenly Father comfort them all in this terrible time of grief for them all. They are all in our thoughts and prayers here.
Luv Sandy

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