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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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10/30/2001 11:25

Shane thks a lot for including me in yr prayers and understanding my pain.God bless you and everybody who is in need.I pray to God to help us be aware of his miracles,give us the wisdom not to forget that God always helps us and never leaves us alone.I pray to God lift us up all.AMEN AMEN AMEN

10/31/2001 14:42

tontis, you are also so very welcome, it's my honour to be able to pray for others, especially moms such as myself who have lost a child. Yes, God's miracles are all around us, we just have to be more open to them and recognize them. Thank you for your lovely prayer!
Luv Sandy

10/31/2001 23:29

Shaner, you are such a blessing to those you minister to. Your powerful, heartfelt prayers are awesome and the fact that you take the time to answer each prayer partner is beyond any words of praise I could give you. God bless you. I know that God received a beautiful angel the day your Shane went home. How could he not be, with a mother like you. God bless you and the good woprk that you do.

11/1/2001 00:38

Marahet~Thank you so much for your kind words to, and about Shaner. I couldn't agree more! I have tried to express my gratitude to Shaner in the past, but you have expressed what I feel in my heart in such a beautiful way! Thank you so very much for expressing it so eloquently!

11/1/2001 01:14

I would like to share the following poem with all my friends here at this site. I came across it at FRIENDS ON CLASSMATES MESSAGE BOARDS.


Friends are like the colors of a rainbow,
Always in sight wherever you go.
Red like an apple, sweet to the core,
Once you have one, you're always wanting more...

Orange like a burning flame, Never dying out, but always the SAME.

Yellow like the sun that brightens our day,
It touches the hearts of everyone, with its beautiful rays.

Green like a plant that keeps on growing,
Its leaves reaching out wherever I'm going.

Blue like the water that is so pure,
Wherever it's headed, it knows for sure.

Purple like a flower that is ready to bloom,
In my heart, it always has room.
(author unknown)


11/1/2001 07:21

marahet, I am so very humbled by your kind, thoughtful post. My 'gifts' come from God, so He really is working through me to hopefully help, uplift, pray, offer words of comfort, commiserate, with other moms here and dads too. I started this Circle by trying to do something to honour my son Shane, and to help other mom's who had also lost a child and I knew I wasn't alone out there. I knew what I was feeling during that awful first year and a half wasn't just felt by me alone, there were other moms out there who were experiencing the same thing. So God prompted me to start this Circle for all and I feel so very privileged to do His work for Him and be able to help other bereaved parents as He wants me to. I knew that when I started this Circle the only criteria was reaching out to other moms, regardless of faith beliefs, etc., everyone has their own path to God. So, marahet, this Circle belongs just as much to you and everybody else as it does to me, there is strength in numbers and together we can help each other along on this Journey of Grief as I call it, and just life in general. May God bless you and yours, marahet, and thank YOU for being a part of this Circle!
Luv Sandy

11/1/2001 07:30

LOVE2U - Verna, thank you also once again for your kind words, the poem that you posted is so true, isn't it! Friends are to be treasured, and friendships are to be nurtured! Thank you for posting it, it's so touching!
Luv Sandy

11/1/2001 10:33

I am so sorry for your lose and pray that the Lord will only continue to heal you and show you your purpose for your lose, we can not imagine your own lose we too have lost someone recently not a child but a cousin to sucicide in the last three weeks he left behind a wife and three small children along with lots of questions unanswered and we pray each day for the lord to show us our way and understand our lose, we know he will do the same for you, I ask God to carry you until your time to meet him and your son at that wonderful gate to eternity.
May god Bless you as he Heals Your Troubled heart.

11/1/2001 12:25

agillum2, thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. I'm so sorry to read about your poor cousin and his grieving family left behind. Suicide does leave a lot of unanswered questions left behind for the family to try and deal with, and it also stirs up a lot of emotions. My mother committed suicide, so I know somewhat of the different emotions and grieving process that it puts on a family. Most importantly though, don't feel guilt over it, there is absolutely nothing his wife or your family could have done to prevent it. He is home now, and out of his pain, so our prayers go out to his wife and his children, they really need a lot of support in every way right now. May God in His goodness bless them and you.
Luv Sandy

11/1/2001 13:56

agillum2~My heart goes out to you and your cousin's family. My brother committed suicide in July of this year. Then, one of his daughters had to be hospitalized when she learned of his death. She died in August of this year. Parents here prayed for our entire family. Only prayer and time can help as we endure our losses. I know God will be there for you and your cousin's wife and children. I will ask God to reveal to his wife and children that there is nothing they could have done to prevent what happened. Please tell them so as often as you can! They should not feel guilty. I still have to remind myself at times not to feel guilty. I still grieve for my brother, his precious daughter, and his wife, children,and grandchildren that he left behind. He had cancer and the pain was just too much for him. It helps to remember that our loved ones are no longer in pain! God bless you and family!

11/2/2001 00:32

Sandy~I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I tried to post this last night but my computer was acting up. Sometimes we grieve the lost of several family members and that really can be hard on all of us. That's why I am so grateful for the love, support, and prayers we share with each other. Although the deaths in my family which began with my oldest daughter-have been multiple, I still find strength to go on; reaching out to others, just as they so many others have done for me. That's the wonderful thing about prayer! It warms the heart to pray for others and to know that you are being prayed for!

Dear God: Thank you for revealing to Sandy the ultimate purpose you have for her in this life. Though born in pain, (now the tears are present-but that's o.k.! I will finish this post from my heart); the pain being the loss of her precious Shane, You, Father have given her such strength, such courage, such wisdom, and the ability and the desire to reach out and touch the hearts of so many, many others! And, she has the grace and the wisdom to give YOU the credit GOD, for all the good she does!
Her son, Shane, has to be so very proud of all she has, and continues to contribute, in the name of Your son, Jesus! And, Father, let those who post here know that, as Sandy so often reminds us; this is OUR PRAYER CIRCLE! Each and every person and each prayer or prayer request is important to God! God hears all prayers and prayer requests! Thank You, again Father, for all my friends; old and new, who post here at this site. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pray for others, just as I know they pray for all who post here! Oh, the power of prayer! :)
It is in Jesus' name that I pray! Amen!

11/2/2001 01:45

A note to anangelsmommy - these next few days will be hard for you, but please know you are in my thoughts. I lost my 20 yr. old daughter 3/15/01 and the emptiness is so real. She is with you though, remember that always. God Bless!

11/2/2001 07:20

Yes, anangelsmommy, the next few days will be tough ones, but just go with your feelings, don't try to bottle them in, let them out and cry as much as you want. The 'special days' are the ones that bring us the most pain, but also joy as we remember our children, so know that you're being prayed for here and as Cindy says, she is always with you, and loves you still!
Luv Sandy

11/2/2001 07:33

LOVE2U, Verna, thank you for your beautiful prayer, you certainly have the gift of so eloquently putting to paper or in this case, screen, :) what is in your heart, and your beautiful prayers always touch me so much! Thank you for the condolences over my/our mother, she passed away back in 1981, so we've made our peace with her passing a long time ago, and I'm certain she was there to greet my Shane when he crossed over. It's so wonderful to see the graces and blessings that God has given you through your many losses to still, in your own grief, to reach out to others, I find, and perhaps you do too, that the more you give, the more God fills you right back up to be able to go on giving. What an awesome, loving God that we love and serve! Thank you once again for your wonderful prayer, I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart and I know it will touch other moms, here at our circle. It truly is a privilege to pray for others, and I take that privelege seriously! May God bless you Verna,
Luv Sandy

11/2/2001 13:38

I am sorry about the loss of your son. I too, lost a son last year. He was 21 years old and was shot and killed by another man during an argument over money. Fortunately, Father God allowed me to witness my son's commitment to the Lord a couple of months prior to being killed, so I know he's with the Lord and I don't have to worry any more.
My prayers go out to all who have lost a child. It's a terrible club to belong to.

11/2/2001 19:07

Hello karyl, I'm so sorry to read about your son and his tragic passing. It must be heartbreaking for you to lose your son at the hands of another, and over money at that. I'm happy for you that your son's commitment to the Lord has given you comfort, and yes, now he's in heaven, doing what he can to help out his mom and family. Yes, it is a terrible club to belong to, isn't it? May God bless you and know that you are in our prayers and thank you so much for yours.
Luv Sandy

11/2/2001 23:50

Please pray for my friends Sonya and Bobby who just lost their 11 year old son on 29 Sept. 2001. He was their only child. It happened in an auto accident after his football game. Please pray for his parents in their difficult time. Please they are so grieved.

11/3/2001 07:37

Hello chickenlittle, we will most definitely pray for your friends Sonya and Bobby over the loss of their precious son. This is a very difficult, painful time for them so I pray that they have a lot of support around them and a lot of love, they will need it so badly. God bless you for being such a good friend, and they are in our prayers.
Luv Sandy

11/3/2001 19:41

Hello to all, today has been a 'valley' day for me, I miss my Shane so much, and even though he's been gone for two and a half years, it just seems like yesterday. I draw strength from our Circle, and I know that all of you will remember me in your prayers too. God bless you all,
Luv Sandy

11/3/2001 20:31

God bless you today Shaner. My prayers are with you and the others in this beautiful circle of friends. I pray for all of you who have lost children and loved ones and I praise God for bringing you all together at this site to help one another get through your pain. Through the awesome power of God, I have been drawn here to witness the courage and the strength of all of you. I pray that you have many "hilltop" days with beautiful sunrises and beuatiful memories. God bless you.

11/4/2001 01:46

To everyone on this page I pray for your loss. I would also like to pray for my boyfriends family. My boyfriend died two years ago and the pain is still very aparent in my life and in the lives he touched.

11/4/2001 06:49

marahet, thank you so much, I feel much better today, the strength of our Circle and the prayers of you and others bring us out of our 'valley' days and back into the sunshine again. I am so happy that God drew you here, and I am honoured to be among such beautiful company here at this Circle! God bless you, marahet,
Luv Sandy

11/4/2001 06:55

Hello hnd, thank you very much for your prayers, we all need them! Oh, I'm so sorry to read about your boyfriend's passing and the pain that you and his parents are still undergoing, it takes a long time to come to terms with a loss, and for some of us, it will be an ongoing process. But know that you and his family are in our prayers, and may God in His goodness bless you.
Luv Sandy

11/4/2001 20:10

Today is my son (Avery Lee White's) birthday he would have turned 4 if he was still alive. He was only 2 days old when he died. His death was due to multiply birth defects and he only had 40% of his brain that was functional. We chose to do comfort care only. I am no longer anger but very sad. Sad about not having the chance to know him or to hear his cries, laughter, to know the sound of his voice. I am sad that I'll won't hear his feet go pitter patter along the floor as the laughter spills out of his mouth or to see his smile spread across his face and to see his blue eyes sparkle with delight. I have 2 other children ages 5 and 20 months. I have gotten to know their spirit and their spirits a different. Yes, I do feel bless to have them but I feel as thought something is missing and I know it is their brother; our son. please pray for me that God will fill me with his holy spirit and that this sadness soon passes and that I am able to find some inner peace. Thank you.

May God Bless You and Your Family

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