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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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10/3/2006 16:46

Prayer for today

Give me, Savior, a purpose deep
In joy or sorrow Your trust to keep
And so through trouble, care and strife,
To keep You first in my daily life.

10/3/2006 17:12

I am absolutly horrifed at the events at this beautiful little Amish School. At any beautiful little school for that matter. I just do not understand the evil that exhists in this world. It is very frightening when my 7 year old catches a glimpse of the news or hears from his own school that these thing actually happen. We put our armor on every morning and he asks...." Will I be safe Mom?" It is getting harder and harder to re-assure him. We pray and pray and pray. I join you all in prayer for the families of these terrible tragedies. The only thing I know for sure is that our Lord has these children and their families in his hands. I will be sending my prayers to the website listed, prayers to all.

10/3/2006 17:25

Dear Sandy, Charlene and Selva,
Thank you for the prayers for my mother. The issues in my family come from being severely abused as children. Then as adults, we have all tried to reach out to her and tell her we forgive her. Unfortunately she is incapable of having an adult relationship with us. I probably have the most empathy for her because I know she is mentally ill and having traveled that journey myself I understand. However, it is still frustrating because she refuses to believe she needs help. She will take tranquilers for her nerves but she doesn't believe there is anything wrong with her behavior. If I allow myself to go there I could become very demoralized after a conversation with her. According to her, there is nothing that I do right in my life. I have learned to pray for protection before I call her, and seek Truth afterwards. My other sisters have not learned how to do this, so they just avoid her. Anyway, thank you for your prayers. As always, you are in mine. Love, Jane

10/3/2006 17:43

I think we should follow Kathy's advise and send encouragement to the Amish people in PA. I was also so horrified when I heard the news. This is a people who have chosen to separate themselves from our worldly values and corruption. I also agree with the person who spoke on CNN that we should pray for the man's family. They are innocent also and will forever carry this with them. So Father God, we come once again to Your Throne asking You to intervene on behalf of our hurting brothers and sisters. We ask for Your comfort to overwelm them. We pray that their community is strengthed in their faith. We pray especially for the boys who were made to leave. We pray against survival guilt. We pray You would restore their sense of security and that they could continue to trust You. We pray for the little girls still in the hospital. We pray for your healing touch on them physically, emotionally and spiritually. We pray for the families of these girls, for strength and wisdom each day. We particularly pray for this man's family. They also are innocent. They have also lost someone that they loved very much. Please comfort them and protect them. Father, this was a surprise for us, but not for You. We bow to Your Sovereignty and worship You. You are God and there is no other. We ask now that You bring good out of this.
Love, Jane

10/3/2006 18:13


10/3/2006 19:16

Hi dear Lee Ann. Happy to know that Tyler is doing better and that your foot is fine now, that is good news and yes now you can run. It is great to see a post from you. My prayers and love. Selva

10/3/2006 19:23

My dear Ms. V. I am so glad that you are feeling better, your hand will heal too,now all we have to do is get rid of the things that are making us feel bad right? and also Taco Bell and Reeces, ay my dear sister, instead of going to Taco Bell go to the nickel mach and maybe you win. Of course my dear sister that we will pray for you so that you will be just fine and go back to sleep and nights, try to keep busy during the day and watch horror movies, ha ha, this way you will keep awake during the day. My love to you and the family and of course my prayers will be there as always. Love you Selva

10/3/2006 19:28

AMEN, my dear sister Jane, yes of course we have to pray for those poor people, nobody deserves to go through that, specially the Amish people, they are so peaceful and full of love, I heard today, that they already forgiven that man that created this horror. My prayers will be with them. Selva

10/3/2006 19:31

My dear Angel in Chief.So happy that you had a great Birthday and sorrounded by family. I am not working too late this week, I am really exhausted, so it will be 8 to 5 this week. My sister is just hanging in there, she still has not quit smoking, so now all I do is pray and pray. Love you my dear dear sister. Selva

10/3/2006 22:52

Hello sisters, I'm running around a little late on posting but i've been busy these past few days.
Thanks for all the prayers for Ariel she's holding her own but she is doing better.
Sandy, happy late birthday.Maybe we could get our dear sister Charlene to add birthdays for the moms too. (ha ha)
Selva, I'm still praying for you and your sister.
To all my sisters, I promise I will get around to posting to each of you individually.
Love you all,Anita

10/4/2006 06:38

I agree in Prayer with you dear Jane and hold it up to our Heavenly Father through Christ, His Son, Our Lord, Amen.
Love & Hugs,

10/4/2006 06:59

Hi my dear Co-Pilot, :-), Yes, it was very nice, thanks to my darling son Chris, it was a day to remember. Now THAT is music to my ears, you really need some rest, looding after Nancy and stressing over her has taken it's toll, you really need more rest and time for yourself. I'm still keeping Nancy in my prayers and I'm sure the other AngelMoms are too, so yes, we'll leave it in God's Hands.
Love you too my dear, dear sister,

10/4/2006 07:07

Hi dear Anita! Great to hear from you and happy to hear that about Ariel. Thank you dear Anita, another day older and deeper in debt, :-). j/k.
Actually we do use a service already to let us know about upcoming Birthdays, from a site called Birthday Alarm or American Greetings. So we'll have to get all your Birthdays and update our Reminders.
Much love, prayers & Hugs,

10/4/2006 09:48

Hi all,
I signed up at the Birthday Alarm site and sent the notice to about everyone on my email list. Now I'm sending it to you all here in case you didn't get my email. This is so much fun. LOL.


I am creating a birthday calendar for myself. Can you please click on the link below and enter your birthday for me. Don't worry it is quick, and you don't have to enter your year of birth:-).


10/4/2006 19:57

Safely through another day,
Lord, thank You that You made a way.
I've battled hard and now I'm tired,
But You never said life wouldn't be hard.
In fact, You said we'd have trouble here,
As day by day Your coming nears.
There's trouble Lord, so much it seems;
My heart just aches and cries and screams.
Why, Lord, why?
Will I ever know?
Will my grief be eased?
Will my tears ever slow?
I ask You Lord to give me strength
To travel this journey, whatever the length.
And now as I prepare for rest,
Remind me Lord that I've done my best.
Because as I sleep and my body rests,
I'm one day closer to Heaven's best
Where forevermore I'll live with You
And all my loved ones who are there too.
Safely through another day,
Thank You Lord that You made a way.

Love and prayers to all my dear sisters. May you rest well tonight.

10/4/2006 20:49

Charlene, what a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.I have some I wrote after Kim's death that i've been meaning to put on her site but I haven't done so yet.
School is out for fall break next week so I might get time to catch up on my posting.
Love you all, Anita

10/4/2006 21:10

Dear Charlene and Sandy,
I registered my birthday on both of your sites. I was grumbling when I had to roll down so far to put the year. Then I saw your year, guess I can't complain LOL! Love, Jane

10/4/2006 21:23

Dear Jane, Is that a hint that we're OLD? :o)

10/4/2006 21:33

Thank you Anita. I just sat down and wrote that this evening; with my loss (and thinking about everyone here in this circle) and the deaths of all the little Amish girls this week, my heart has been full--and that's what came out.
I haven't checked out your new site yet; maybe tomorrow when I can think more clearly. By this time of day, I'm starting to really wear down and get sleepy so I guess that's a hint to get ready for bed.
Love to you,

10/5/2006 00:30

Dear Charlene,
Only 3 yrs separate us, and I don't think I'm old! Love, Jane

10/5/2006 00:37

Dear Charlene,
I just reread the post about where to send the e-mails for the Amish families, I realized I didn't give you the credit for posting it. So sorry. Love, Jane

10/5/2006 01:14

My heart aches for everyone here. So much pain and grief. I realized just how much our Father in Heaven must of grieved as his son hung on the cross.
My daughter Tina reminds me that things happen for a reason. But, each year as Lisa's day draws closer, it is hard to believe there was a reason for her suffering then murder. I miss her so. I know what everyone knows who has lost a child. My aunt lost her son, my cousin over 15 years ago, but said he is the first one she thinks about when she awakes, and the last one when she goes to bed at night. My prayers are with you all. Cheryl - Lisa's mom.

10/5/2006 09:13

Thanks Jane, but no apology necessary; I am just glad that I can help these families in some way. I realize that today they're having 4 of the funerals; all the families still need our heartfelt prayers.
Love, Charlene

10/5/2006 09:22

Dear Cheryl,
Your name looks familiar but I don't remember your story since I just joined this circle this year. I did look at Lisa's memorial page and read the posts. I am so glad that you are able to raise your granddaughter and have your 'second chance' with her, but it doesn't make up for the loss of your daughter does it. I'll be praying for you.
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

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