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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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LOVE2U
9/15/2001 23:46

Dear Father in heaven-Thank you for all of your blessings. Thank you for standing by and holding us up, especially during times we may not be aware that you are there. In times of trouble, when it seems that our grief and pain over the loss of our precious children, alone,is too much to bear, please, Father, help us to hold on to our faith and take you at your word. For you have told us in your holy word that you will never leave us. So, on behalf of all parents who are carrying the heavy burden of losing their precious children; especially those who are just beginning to know this kind of indescribable pain, I thank you, Father, for your everlasting love and compassion! In Jesus name, Amen


shaner
9/16/2001 12:41

Verna, a beautiful prayer, thank you for posting it here, we here at this Circle know all too well the intense grief that these loved ones left behind are experiencing and will experience in the days, months and years to follow. I watched a father last night on CNN armed with a picture of his daughter, frantically going from place to place in New York city, hoping and looking for any shred of evidence that perhaps she was one of the fortunate ones who had gotten out alive from the WTC. My heart ached for him as I watched him doing so. But his is not the only story out there, dear Lord as people come to the realization that their loved ones are gone, please be with them and wrap Your protective arms around them all as they grieve, and we know You are a compassionate and loving God who grieves along with the families and the rest of the world as we try to make some sense out of the senseless, and we take comfort in your Word and your Love and we thank you on bended knee for your graces and blessings that always come out of tragedy and grief.
We here at this Circle pray for all lost loved ones and especially those who have lost their children to this tragedy. May God bless them all.
Luv Sandy


suziqmil
9/16/2001 14:15

I lost my beautiful seven-year old son in November, 1978, when he was in a car accident. My daughter was also in the car, and she was injured but survived, thank g-d. Even though it happened almost twenty three years ago, it feels like yesterday. When I think of the loss of the victims of our national tragedy last tuesday it breaks my heart. So many victims, so much heartache and pain for the friends and families of the victims and the survivors. I pray for all of them, and for all of us, that we learn and grow stronger because of this horrible tragedy. We are all brothers and sisters, every color, every nationality, every religion. Fanaticism and terrorism MUST end. We are all members of one race, the human race, and it is our little differences that make life interesting. G-d bless America, and all nations that allow people to have freedom.


angeljoan
9/16/2001 15:04

This is for Felix Family who juat lost their twelve year old daughter, Ive to brain cancer,on 9/15/01. I didn't know Ive but I heard from my daughter that she was a happy playful child until two yrs. ago when she was hit with tumor. I sincerely know in my heart that Our Loving Savior has taken her right up to heaven she is at home and most likely a Little Angel Ive, and dancing with all the other angels. She is special God sees that. Right now though her family is in pain and sorrow, and is most likely in a depression over such a lost. I will pray to God to heal their wounds in there sorrow and that they find ,and know the joy in God's healing.He has there daughter Ive, and she has no pain God has taken the pain from her, and from your family he wants too , please accept his strength and love right now, as I know he can get all of you through this, as He is The Most powerful Being in Our lives and we must not forget that. My heart aches for your family pain. My prayers will keep on pouring out to your family and all the families I have seen here who have lost a child through some kind of illness or accident.My prayers are with all of you. God Bless the Felix FAmily they truly need all our prayers.


angeljoan
9/16/2001 15:12

My prayers also go out to all the victims and families that are suffering from this horrible attack. I will make my own vigil everyday in prayer for all. God Bless All the victims and there families, and God Bless America


angeljoan
9/16/2001 15:23

Its Time for all of us to unite in prayer, I mean real serious prayer .We must as God is the Only One who Can Get Us Through, So lets all make a promise to tell one another no matter who it is, remind them to pray , its the only way!hrough CHRIST OUR LORD, AMEN.


rkovajis
9/17/2001 12:50

Father In Heaven, I lift up in prayer my mothers' friend whose only daughter Sherry passed on Sept. 13 after a lenghthy battle with sickle cell anemia. This was her only child Lord. She also leaves behind 2 young sons who are grieving the lost of their mother. Strengthen them in body, mind and spirit I pray and comfort their hearts with peace. In Jesus name, Amen.


shaner
9/17/2001 13:58

suziqmil, I'm so sorry to read about your own loss of your beloved little son, killed so tragically. I'm very happy that your daughter survived it, it must have been such a terrible time for you and your family! Yes, we will always remember our children, no matter how much time has passed. My/our prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Yes, you are so right, if only we could embrace our differences, and begin to learn that we are more alike than we realize, then perhaps things like this tragedy last week and what is to come would never come to pass.
We are all members of the human race and no matter what our religious practise or ethnicity let us embrace these differences and realize that we are all one. This terrorist group will be stopped and then we can emerge stronger and more united, all people of God, all turning to Him now in our time of need. May God bless you and your family.
Luv Sandy


shaner
9/17/2001 14:07

angeljoan, thank you for posting here about the Felix family's loss of their beloved Ive. They are in a lot of emotional pain right now as they begin to grasp their loss, and I know that Our Lord is with them in their sorrow and will be with them as they go through this journey of grief as I call it. Your prayers for them at this time and in the months ahead are so important, for only God can help them through this, and we do our part here, praying for one another. Thank you for your prayers for all moms and dads here on these pages, they are so very appreciated and may God bless you also.
Luv Sandy


shaner
9/17/2001 14:10

rkovajis, we pray also for Sherry's family, so sad to leave two little ones behind, may the peace and guidance of God be with them in their time of grief. They will be prayed for here, God love them.
Luv Sandy


bobmom2
9/25/2001 02:37

We lost our son, Bobby Joe Orozco on March 17,2001. He fell asleep on the way home from college. He was 19. He was our only son. It seems like yesterday. It seems like forever. My Husband and I have each other to lean on, when we are not forgetting to put GOD first and trust HIM to take our burden away. Our daughter is who I ask for prayer. Melissa and Bob were close. They depended on each other for support. She is lost without him and sinking deeper into depression. She is not doing well in College. She said she is so lonley. I worry about her. Please keep her in your Prayers.


shaner
9/25/2001 13:47

bobmom2, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved Bob. Thank goodness that you and your husband have each other to lean on in your grief and grieving. Together you both can share and help each other in your pain. Melissa will definitely be prayed for here, she must miss her brother so much! I pray also that she freely confides in you, it's so very hard on siblings, especially when there are only two and one passes. Know that you, your husband and especially Melissa are in our prayers, and our sincerest condolences to you as you slowly come to terms with your loss. Our Heavenly Father will be there with you and your family every step of the way.
Luv Sandy


shaner
9/27/2001 13:33

This is a poem that was shared last night at my Mom's Bereavement Group and it's very touching and true, I hope it help's some moms here. Granted permission to share.
There is a Sob to Autumn and It is Like the Sob of a Loss

What was once living dies,
What was once vibrant withers,
What was once abundant fades away,
What remains behind is diminished,
You have known the intrusion of an autumn
in your life too,
And you have experienced the sense of emptiness
it brings,
You may have been shocked by your child's death,
So shocked that you became wooden, numb, confused
and disoriented,
You may have disbelieved that your child is dead
and is really gone,
You may find that hard to believe even now,
Sometimes the only way to feel is to try not to,
Sometimes the only way to grasp the enormity of
what has happened is to hold it at a distant,
Until you can grasp it's awful truth, little by little,
Piece by piece.
Luv Sandy


Sandifrog
9/30/2001 20:43

I know how it feels to lose a child. I would like to share a poem I wrote to all who have lost a loved one. God be with you
Grief
I wish I had the words to comfort you, in all your pain and grief.
But I know thereís nothing I can say or do, to help you find relief.
Your numbness will soon subside, and the pain and tears will be real.
Just remember no matter what, itís ok to feel what you feel.
Each day may seem like a burden, sometimes it will be hard to face.
But they will never stop loving you, just because they're in a new and better place.
They will live on in your hearts, you will all have memories to share.
And when your time on earth is through, with open arms, they will be waiting for you there.


This poem was inspired by the death of a loved one. Though I don't personally know anyone from this tragic event. I have experienced grief first hand at the loss of my son, and know the pain and sorrow it can bring. In my desire to comfort others Iíve found these words say it best. No matter what you feel its okay, for not even death can break the bonds of love.

I dedicate this poem to my son in heaven, Brandon, and his brother Seth for giving us the courage to move on.

By Sandra K. Hester © 2001


Sandifrog
9/30/2001 20:44

I know how it feels to lose a child. I would like to share a poem I wrote to all who have lost a loved one. God be with you
Grief
I wish I had the words to comfort you, in all your pain and grief.
But I know thereís nothing I can say or do, to help you find relief.
Your numbness will soon subside, and the pain and tears will be real.
Just remember no matter what, itís ok to feel what you feel.
Each day may seem like a burden, sometimes it will be hard to face.
But they will never stop loving you, just because they're in a new and better place.
They will live on in your hearts, you will all have memories to share.
And when your time on earth is through, with open arms, they will be waiting for you there.


This poem was inspired by the death of a loved one. I have experienced grief first hand at the loss of my son, and know the pain and sorrow it can bring. In my desire to comfort others Iíve found these words say it best. No matter what you feel its okay, for not even death can break the bonds of love.

I dedicate this poem to my son in heaven, Brandon, and his brother Seth for giving us the courage to move on.

By Sandra K. Hester © 2001


shaner
10/1/2001 09:00

Sandra, thank you for sharing your beautiful, inspirational poem here, it's truly touching and I'm sure that a lot of us moms here will take much comfort from it, as we all travel along our own journey of grief over our own losses of our children. I'm also very sorry to read of your own loss, your beloved Brandon must be so proud of his mom, composing a beautiful poem as such!
May God bless you and you will be prayed for here.
Luv Sandy


anangelsmommy
10/4/2001 17:03

I am getting ready to celebrate the one year anniversary of my Emily Rose "Angel Day" on October 12th. I have been having it really rough and "well-meaning" people don't exactly help my situation. I have been depressed as of late because of the fast approching day. Please be in prayer for me even though you don't even know me! God blees all of us grieveing the loss of our children!
Love,
In Christ,
Mary Ann


amydossandres27
10/4/2001 18:28

My daughter, Allison Lee, age 6, died 1 year ago tomorrow, (October 5, 2000) due to a tragic auto accident. I'm distraught and really need your prayers. I've learned that prayer is the only thing that helps. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY!


shaner
10/5/2001 10:56

MaryAnn, I'm so very sorry to read of your loss of your daughter, Emily Rose.
My heart goes out to you as you come up to the first year anniversary of her death. Yes, people around us say things sometimes that are of no help, but they do mean well, it's just that they have never been through the loss of a child, and don't know of the awful pain that we feel, or that we need lots of time to grieve. It's only been one year for you, so still give yourself plenty of time to grieve, reflect and pray. You don't 'get over' the death of your child as fast as you do other losses in your life. So may God bless you, and you will definitely be prayed for here. Try and do something special to mark the day.
Luv Sandy


shaner
10/5/2001 11:06

amydossandres27, today is the Anniversary of your little Allison Lee's passing. I know how hard a day it must be for you and your family. It will be a painful day, but I hope our prayers and yours will help you get through it, as you remember that day one year ago that she passed on. The first of everything in that first year are all very, very hard on us. But with God's graces and prayers, we do get through them. As I said to MaryAnn, it's only been a year for you also, so you are still in grief over losing your daughter. But remember that love never dies, and your little Allison Lee knows her family still loves her and she still loves you. Love is a bond that can never be broken. God bless you on your own journey of grief, and try to remember your daughter's beautiful, smiling face, still smiling down on all of you. You and your family will definitely be prayed for here.
Luv Sandy


peggyt
10/6/2001 18:12

My prayers go out to all of you,for I to am walking in your shoes. We lost our 20 yr old son to a train accident 10/08/93 and our 39 yr.s0n 0n 11/15/2000 t0 cancer. It has been a horrible year,I thought I was prepared for Joe's death but I wasn't. I feel empty and lost.I pray to God everyday to help me make it through the day. I have developed severe anxiety and panic attacks.Please include me in yourprayers
AT times I feel like I need someone to talk to who knows how I feel.I feel empty and lost. Thank you, my email address is pegtneteze.com


tommie238109
10/7/2001 02:06

I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. Il lost my infant daughter at 4 weeks to a freak accident that I blame myself for every day. I pray daily and that seems to help with my sorrow.Put it in the hand of the lord just as I have and day by day the sadness will ease.It's been 10 months-25days since my Mia went away;the hurt has lessen with help of prayer and time.I still miss her.Shane is God's angel now and there is no need to fear or worry. Your sister in Christ, Tommie Alexander


LOVE2U
10/7/2001 02:21

To every parent who has lost a precious child, my heart goes out to you. I don't have to know you to pray for you!:) That's the wonderful thing about prayer! I thank God for all who have remembered me and others in their prayers! I know how hard it is to go on after losing a child. Had it not been for the prayers of others, I know that I would not have made it this far. I've been on this journey for a little over five years now, and there are still times when it seems as though it were just yesterday! The only thing that has changed for me, is that I no longer expect to get over losing my daughter. God in Heaven knows I tried! I know now that it just "ain't gonna happen!:( But, because of prayer,God's grace, and His tender mercy, I can now go for longer periods of time without thinking about my loss (some days!) :) Then,there are days when the precious memories come back and I allow myself to fall to pieces!:( The difference is, now, I know that it's O.K. to let the tears flow! Now, I know that the prayers that I pray,__(Sometimes I just say,"Lord,have mercy! And, He does!)__ and the prayers of others, will help me get through those times. That's why tonight, I want every parent who has lost their precious child to know that I, and so many,many others, will remember you in our prayers! Tonight,I pray that each of you will feel a warm, and precious "Spiritual" hug, that your "precious angel" is sending to you, from Heaven... right this minute!
Verna


shaner
10/7/2001 09:47

peggyt, I'm so sorry to hear of your losses. Losing one child is very painful, and you've lost two. Even if you know your child is going to die, you're never fully prepared for that final moment of losing him or her. Feeling empty and lost is a natural part of the grieving process, and it's very painful, isn't it. But in time it will lessen. I also suffered from anxiety attacks after my Shane passed away, so I do know how debillitating they can be. I would love to write you, but your e-mail address comes up incorrect. If you like, you can write me at sewhalen@yahoo.com God bless you, and you will certainly be prayed for here!
Luv Sandy

 
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