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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
5/5/2004 14:07

Hi our dear Marci, great to see you posting too, miss you also when you don't post, although I know it's very hard sometime's. Yes, it does suck, big-time as Shane would say, oh gosh yes, if we could turn back the clock and make this a Circle for "ladies who hate to wear pink" or the other one you suggested, :-) wouldn't that be something!! Trust me my sister, NO offense taken, I'm happy the Circle is here, but hate the reason why too. I know we'd all be in agreement over that!
I'm still very blessed though to know all you wonderful Moms, sisters, who know what other's can never, Praise God, and I'm inspired also by Post's, sharing's, by all.
I agree in Prayer with you dear Marci, BUT you haven't told us how you're feeling, this is your 1st Mother's Day also without your beloved Sean Michael, how are you feeling, I care, we care, and want to know. Always in our love, support and prayers dear Mom,
Much love & Tender Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
5/5/2004 14:10

A Poem I came across,

A Special Corsage for Momma

I send you this special rose
to go in the corsage your wear.
I know it has wilted a bit.
But I know that you don't care.

I planted the flowers just for you.
I fertilized each rose with love.
This garden of roses I planted for you,
grows in the Heaven's above.

I see other mother's with a corsage.
I want you to have one too.
So I touch the roses & kiss them...
Before I put them together for you.

Now wear this corsage that I send you...
Wear it with all my love & your pride.
For it comes from the bottom of my heart...
Watered by the tears you've cried.


Lots of love to all, and big ole {{HUGZ}}
Sandy


beachmom45
5/6/2004 13:58

Dear Sandy,
You asked me how I felt about my first Mother’s Day after the loss of my son Sean-Michael.

I feel like that little girl who can no longer sleep at night because someone told her it was time to give up her “blankie”…

I feel like every bone in my body has been crushed and pummeled into stone…

I feel like a little girl whose favorite doll was ripped from her arms and then told “big girls don’t cry”…

I feel like someone said “that mom has way too much sunshine in her life; let her experience the most horrendous of all storms.”…

I feel like my heart has been crushed and squeezed through someone’s fingers like a canned tomato…

I feel like I am wishing my life away…

This is the most gawd-awful, horrible feeling I have ever experienced. It is a pain that will never go away. My son Sean took with him a big piece of my heart.

All I ever wanted was to raise Godly children who loved the Lord.
Sean-Michael at 18 years old was more of a servant and soldier than I could ever be. His Faith was unsurpassed by none. His life was his witness; he lived a Godly life with a passion for life itself. He had faith in God and faith in himself. He had the desire and determination to do well in everything he pursued. He had more true friends of all ages than most will ever have in a life time. He was every man’s ideal “son” and “son-in-law.” He was handsome in a Brad Pitt-Ricky Martin way, but was saving himself for the right girl. He wanted to marry a Godly woman who would be at his side and raise a family with. He was an encourager and a motivator. He had the deepest faith in everyone.

How am I feeling?
I tired of pretending to be okay.
I’m tired of others looking at me with tears in their eyes saying they can’t imagine “losing their child” all the while I wonder why my child and not their child.

I want Mother’s Day to be over…

…So I can get on with the business of eating that damn “elephant- one bite at a time.”


With much love,
Marci~.~


Sarahmyangel
5/6/2004 16:40

Hello my dear Angelmoms,

Here I am once again, I have been busy with my parents, time is flying, they are heading back to Germany on Sunday, it feels like they haven't been here even a week and now it's time to say good bye! I will miss them....

Well, it's almost Mother's Day. Honestly I wish this holiday didn't exist, I know it's selfish of me but I can't help it. I remember last year when I found out I was pregnant on April 30th and the following Mother's Day I told my husband that next year would finally be my first Mother's Day... how could I have known what's waiting for me? Of course we are still mothers but it's different. Do the companies who profit from that holiday know how much pain it causes to children who lost their mothers and to parents who lost their children? I never thought about this before until now. I guess I always took Mother's Day for granted and to be a nice day for mothers but in reality many children and mothers suffer hard that day. Well what can I say, maybe I should start a petition to get rid of it :o)

Well my dear Angelmoms, I don't know what to say to make you feel better and help you through the big day, all I can do is pray to God to help us all and all the children who don't have mothers to make it through the day and stay as sane as possible. I know that our children are in a better place, just sometimes the pain is too much to bear and that's why I am asking God's help to give us the peace of heart necessary to make it through Sunday. Maybe God in His great knowledge will surprise us with dreams of our loved children and make it easy on us.
You are all in my prayers my dear sisters in pain.
Love
Sou


shaner
5/6/2004 16:48

Oh Marci, my dear sister, I have tears in my eyes after reading your post, your searing pain is coming right through it, and your anger mixed in, oh gosh, as I've said so many time's before, I hate this distance between us, I wish I was there for you and we could talk and cry, hug together. A big part of your heart did go with your Sean Michael, it happen's with us all, that's partly why we become changed women, Moms, after losing one of our precious children to death.
You did raise Sean Michael to be a Godly child who love's the Lord, you did NOT fail! But you have been robbed of a future, a part of it, it went with Sean when he did. We'll always wonder what could have been, might have been, and sometimes we'll just say it's not fair. Why you? Why me? Why us? I don't know, I just know that the pain is undescribable, but reading your analogies for your pain tell's me loudly how you're feeling my dear sister, and I pray that Mother's Day come's fast and is over soon too, especially for you, Susan, your 1st, and Selva, her 2nd, and anybody else I may have forgotten, forgive me. Here for you always dear Mom, with my love and support, prayers, but I know you'd much rather have your Sean Michael here for you,
Lots of love & Tender Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
5/7/2004 00:04

Hi my dear sister Sou! Missed you too, happy to see a Post from you, we know you were busy with your Parents visiting though, and I hope you and they had a wonderful time, and new memories were made for you and them. You will be sad to see them go, God bless you, and they'll be sad to leave, I know how much you must miss each other!
Yes, Mother's Day on Sunday, you're not being selfish, I wish the same, but hopefully with more time passing, we'll remember it with better memories, although it'll never be the same again.
Yes, my dear Sou, you will always be a Mother, that will never change, you also had a sharp turn in life, but with God's love He has seen you through the worst. I read a story today about a woman who wrote to Hallmark, she was trying to buy a Card for her friend who had lost her child, and of course there weren't any, so she explained to them how important this was, and they were not providing a service for those who need it. Now, they have one Card, just one, but I suppose it's better than ignoring the need. And yes, you're right dear one, all the children who don't have Mothers, it's also a very painful day for them too. Our dear sister, just by posting, praying, and sharing your own feeling's is enough, mine are with you too, always, and yes, may you have a wonderful dream about your sweet little pearl,
Much love & Tender hugs,
Sandy


shaner
5/7/2004 00:07

Our dear Susan, my thoughts, love and prayers are with you today, Alex's 1st Anniversary, God bless you dear AngelMom, and a special Candle will be lit for Alex today, may you feel him close to you too,
Much love & Tender hugs,
Sandy


valour
5/7/2004 20:20

Dear Angel Mom's and Dad's

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful prayers....I am recovering and spent some time in the hospital...was the right thing to do...took a complete and total rest from everything and looked after myself...

A huge thing I did was reconcile with my youngest son...Sean Michael (marci, I think of you now), he is 23 and married...he is a member of a high control environment religion and I left it over a year ago...but then I was not allowed to see my son...so I swallowed my pride and called him and he came to see me with an elder and I said I would come back...only so I can have a relationship with my son...

As a parent, we often do things to keep peace in the family and I am proud of myself that I was able to do that...

I know all of you mum's would be upset with me if I had a son and did not communicate with him while your dear children you do not have the option of swallowing your pride and keeping your child in your life...

It is me only who has to live with my decision and I can do that...so I do feel good about my decision...

Mother's Day...I hate it with a passion...Sandy I read your post about it and I understand...I was 14 when my mom died and I needed her so much...I was also in a foster home and had been for the previous 6 months until my mom took her life at home...

The first Mother's Day I celebrated in Church with my baby son 24 years ago, I cried all day...hated that they pinned a flower on me b/c I was not a happy mom, I was a grieving mom grieving for my own mom...

I will be with my dear friend Barb on that day as I cannot be alone and I imagine you mom's understand that...

I hurt for your hurt dear Mom's and Dad's...

I will light a candle for all of you on Mother's Day at my girlfriend's house...

I am slowly coming back to myself and getting back into the swing of things...

Thanks soooo much for all your emails of love and encouragement...they mean soooo much to me dear mom's...

Love to all,

Angela xoxo


SELVAM
5/7/2004 20:37

Hi Sue, Marci, Ang, my dear sister Sandy, Verna, Donna, Ay my all dear sisters, Lets Pray. Love Selva


valour
5/7/2004 20:54

Dear Angel Mom's and Dad's

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful prayers....I am recovering and spent some time in the hospital...was the right thing to do...took a complete and total rest from everything and looked after myself...

A huge thing I did was reconcile with my youngest son...Sean Michael (marci, I think of you now), he is 23 and married...he is a member of a high control environment religion and I left it over a year ago...but then I was not allowed to see my son...so I swallowed my pride and called him and he came to see me with an elder and I said I would come back...only so I can have a relationship with my son...

As a parent, we often do things to keep peace in the family and I am proud of myself that I was able to do that...

I know all of you mum's would be upset with me if I had a son and did not communicate with him while your dear children you do not have the option of swallowing your pride and keeping your child in your life...

It is me only who has to live with my decision and I can do that...so I do feel good about my decision...

Mother's Day...I hate it with a passion...Sandy I read your post about it and I understand...I was 14 when my mom died and I needed her so much...I was also in a foster home and had been for the previous 6 months until my mom took her life at home...

The first Mother's Day I celebrated in Church with my baby son 24 years ago, I cried all day...hated that they pinned a flower on me b/c I was not a happy mom, I was a grieving mom grieving for my own mom...

I will be with my dear friend Barb on that day as I cannot be alone and I imagine you mom's understand that...

I hurt for your hurt dear Mom's and Dad's...

I will light a candle for all of you on Mother's Day at my girlfriend's house...

I am slowly coming back to myself and getting back into the swing of things...

Thanks soooo much for all your emails of love and encouragement...they mean soooo much to me dear mom's...

Love to all,

Angela xoxo


shaner
5/7/2004 21:16

Yes, my dear sister, let us pray,

Our Father,
Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed by thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done, here,
as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day out
Daily Bread, and forgive
us our trespasses, as we forfive
those who've trespassed against us.
And lead us not into temptaion,
But deliver us from evil,

For Thine is the Kingdom, The Power,
The Glory, forever and ever, Amen.

Our loving Father, I come before you in Your great love and mercy for all, you know what's in my heart, I lay it bare for You, I ask for Your love, Your comfort, Your strength, Your guidance for all Mom's here at this Circle of Love who are hurting so badly, especially this weekend Father, we all rely on Your promise to never leave us, and I know that You will be beside every Mom this weekend to help each one through. Thank You Father, for your great unconditional love for us all, and please let all our children know how much we miss them, love them, I ask all this Father, through Your Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus, who live's and Reign's with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.


sharonleemary05
5/8/2004 00:15

Hi Sandy & Angels Moms,I just skimmed through the postings.Mothers Day is always hard,I still have my mom,thank God.But it's very hard because we are mothers and we long to have our children with us.I haven,t posted for awhile,because I had a minor breakdown,thought I was going to have to be put in the hospital,Icouldn't do anything without crying,and then I was having thoughts of killing myself,I felt like it wasn't much sense to go on living.My husband got me to our doctor,they started me on a new medication(which has helped alot),but before I left the office,my doctor asked if she could pray with me,she held my hands and prayed,by the end she had tears running down her face.That has never happenned to me before,but I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to me.They claim I'm suffering from post traumatic shock syndrom.She also said since it's coming up 7 years that Christie has died,things sometime start changing,you start feeling more and having more emotions.
I wish every Angel Mom a Happy Mothers Day! No matter how hard it's going to be.Theres one thing I know Christie and all your children would want you & me to be happy.I am going to try my hardest to be happy,it doesn't mean tears won't be shed,but we have to try hard,for our children that are watching down from heaven,and also our children we still have with us.
God Bless each and everyone of you!
You are always in my prayers.
Love & Angel Hugs
SharonLee


shaner
5/8/2004 08:41

Hi our dear Ang, I'm sorry I couldn't post back to you last night, but we have Chris home for the weekend, and I'm happy that he's here, he rearranged his schedule so he could be with me for Mother's Day!
Ang, I'm very, very happy for you that you're reconciled with your son, one of my prayer's have been answered and I thank God for answering it! If it take's some concession's on your part, going back to your old faith to make you happy and have your son back in your life, then I'm happy for you.
That's so sweet of you to light a Candle for us all, and light one for yourself too, in honor of your own Mother. God's blessings to you on Mother's Day, and again, this is a prayer answered and God does work in His own way.
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
5/8/2004 08:45

Hi our dear Sharon Lee, I'm so sorry all that happened to you God bless you!
I'll post later to you, as I said, Chris is here for the weekend, so I'll be happily busy. Just know that our love, support and prayers are with you dear Mom,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


SELVAM
5/8/2004 17:38

Hi my dear Ang. Thank God for answering our prayers. What a great news from you specially on Mother's Day weekend. Good for you my sister, Count your Blessings and yes try once again to be with your son. That is the greatest gift on Mother's Day. My prayers are with you dear Ang, 24/7. God Bless you. Love Selva


SELVAM
5/8/2004 17:43

Hi our dear SharonLee. Yes Mother's day is always hard, but know that Christie and Solange and all our Angel Kidswill be with us tomorrow, don't worry about sheding a tear, they understand, we will be praying for one another, and I know that God and his mom will understand and They will give us the strenght to go by. Love Selva


SELVAM
5/8/2004 17:47

Hi Sue, please don't be a stranger here, I have the feeling that the next Mother's Day you will give us good news, and we will be grandmothers. You know that we pray 24/7 for all mothers here at the Circle of Love.Keep yourFaith my dear sister. Love Selva


SELVAM
5/8/2004 17:50

Hi my dear sister Marci, I will send you a picture of Solange, yes I am sure she is teaching Sean how to do salsa, I think if they ever met in this Earth, they will make a beautiful couple. Thank you my sister for your e mails. Enjoy your children. Have a Blessed one. Love Selva


SELVAM
5/8/2004 17:51

Hi my Angel in Chief. God Bless you and enjoy Chris. Please give him a big kiss from me. Selva


Sarahmyangel
5/9/2004 00:25

Hi Dear Angelmoms,

I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for all of you to make it well through Mother's Day, I won't be able to post since we will be driving my parents to the airport about 2 hours away. We will leave in the morning, have lunch in Ft. Myers and then take them to the airport from there, God willing. You are in my thoughts and I hope that we make it through without any major breakdowns.

Love
Sou


shaner
5/9/2004 09:28

Hello all my precious sisters, AngelMom's on Mother's Day, I received a Card from my friend and neighbour this morning and I'm printing it here for all, it's lovingly meant for all, God bless Andrea,

For Dearest Sandy and All Angel Moms, may your memoirs of times spent with your Angel Children bring a smile to your lips and wipe the tears from your eyes.

I honour you this Mother's Day and pray for each and every one of you and each and every one of your Angel Kids.

Respectfully, Sandy & Palmer's
friend and neighbour


SELVAM
5/9/2004 10:17

Thanks for sharing it my dear sister, please give her a big hug from me, and now have a great day with Chris. Love always. Selva


shaner
5/10/2004 08:41

Good (Monday) Morning all my sisters, AngelMoms, well, THE day is over, I pray that all of you got through it with your dear Angel in your heart and that your pain wasn't too difficult, I know tears were shed, perhap's some anger too, but you all made it through what is one of the most painful day's of the year, there is no other Holiday that completely center's on Mother and Child, so I know we're all relieved that it's over and now we get back to grieving normally, whatever that is, taking that one little bite of the elephant at a time - thank's Sean Michael, I'll never forget that one!

My dear sister, thank's so much for looking after our Circle so I could spend the time with Chris, it was truly a blessing having him home for the weekend, he's so good to his old Mom and Dad, and miss's his brother too. Shane had a nickname for everthing, everyone, he called Chris "Ive" short for "ivan", I can't even remember how it started now, :-).

I thought of all of you yesterday and prayed for all of course, hopefully next year will be a little less painful for you, that too is my prayer.

It's pouring rain here this morning, but very warm, the weekend was sunny and hot so I'm happy the rain held off for today.

ALL of you are always in my heart, love and prayers, I'd love to hear how your day went yesterday if it's not too painful to share, here at this Circle of Love there's nothing we have to 'put aside', we all understand with love how awful the pain truly is and can be.

My sister Sou, hope you had a terrific visit with your Parents, probably over way too soon for you and them, I'm sure tears were shed at the Airport.

Our dear Sharon Lee, you should have told us how you were feeling, we could have prayed up a storm for you, I'm so happy you're finally feeling better, it's not uncommon for a Mom to experience PTSD after a sudden, tragic death of her child, and it can come out after a few year's have passed, you think you've dealt with it and are able to live with the pain, but sometime's there is still unresolved pain and feelings that are there, God bless you.

Lots of love to all & lots of Tender Hugs,
Sandy


shaner
5/10/2004 22:17


I believe, there are
Angels around us, sent
down to us from somewhere
up above,
They come to you and me,
In our darkest hour, to show
us how to live, to teach us
how to give, To guide us with
the Light of Love


by Alabama

Yes, I do believe and know there are Angels around us, :-)

 
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