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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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havelost4
10/7/2006 19:52

Dear SwanGoddess,
As you can see, it's pretty slow here on weekends. I've been gone all day and just got home so I have to keep this short. I am so sorry for your and your friends loss. 7 years old is too young to die; and to have no justice for her killer must be awful. You all will definitely be in my prayers. Post again and maybe your friends can post too; keeping your feelings inside is not good. Thank you for posting and letting us know how we can help you.
Love and prayers,
Charlene


connienevada
10/7/2006 21:09

Sandy, my prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate Thanksgiving. I have not gone through that and Christmas yet and I am going to prepare myself mentally for it. Thanksgiving is always at my house and Derrick always fry the turkey. I want to stop the tradition this year but I will wait on the Lord to see where He leads me. So I pray your event will go over smoothly.

Swangoddess Brooke is one of our angels her family will always be in our prayers as well as the teenagers for I know she must be suffering as well.
Three Things in Life: Three things in life that, once gone, never come back - Time, Words & Opportunity
Three things in life that may never be lost - Peace, Hope & Honesty.
Three things in life that are most valuable - Love, Faith & Prayer
Three things in life that are never certain -Dreams, Success & Fortune
Three things that make a man -
Hard work, Sincerity & Commitment
Three things in life that can destroy a man -Lust, Pride & Anger
Three things that are truly constant -
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
I ask the Lord to bless you, as I pray for you today;to guide you and protect you, as you go along your way.His love is always with you, His promises are true.And when you give Him all your cares, you know He'll see you through.
I lifted you all up to our Father in Heaven.


astarte1225
10/7/2006 23:48

Dear SwanGoddess,
I am so sorry for your loss as well as Brookes family. You and her family are in my prayers.
But please don't hold the anger in. As some of the sisters here will tell you it doesn't help. Also some may tell you that the person responsible for the death of thier child wasn't punished. I am one of them that could tell you that. I lost two the same way. The drivers were irresponsible. But Swangoddess, They have to live with it. If at all possible please forgive the driver.
Please post again. We care.
Love and prayers
Anita


astarte1225
10/9/2006 08:44

Good Morning all Angel Mom's,
I hope everyone had a good weekend.
Charlene thank you for the links in the e-mail. I just finished listening to her play. It was beautiful.
Well, I've got an early appointment with the dr. this morning so I will post again when I get home.
Love, Anita


havelost4
10/9/2006 09:08

You're welcome Anita. I pray that your dr. appt. goes okay and that you have a good day.
Sandy, I hope your weekend Thanksgiving celebration was good; and that you had a good visit with your son, his friend, and her family. Let us know if you need extra prayers to 'recuperate'. :o)
I've come down with a head cold; my husband has had one for about a week so I guess he passed the germs on to me. That's always a miserable feeling when your head is stopped up and aching. But this too shall pass.
Love and prayers to you all,
Charlene


Shaner
10/9/2006 09:15

Good Morning too, AngelMoms & sisters,
Thank you dear Charlene and Connie for your prayers to help me get through Thanksgiving, all went well until we sat at the table and then I had a small breakdown, Holidays just aren't the same anymore. Thanks also for the Thanksgiving Card dear Charlene, it was beautiful and I loved it, :-).
Connie, depending on how you feel, sometimes it help's to change the Tradition, or to scale it back some as well. Do whatever you feel that will help you get through the day - if you're used to having many family members at your home for Thansgiving, and you don't feel up to it, just tell them that this year you wish to celebrate it quietly. On the other hand, perhaps it would help you to have all your family around, support for the day. The important thing is to do whatever make's the day more bearable for you.
Much love & Hugs,
Sandy


Shaner
10/9/2006 09:29

We were both posting at the same time Charlene, :-). That's too bad aboutthe head cold, they make you feel so miserable. Hubbies should realize they don't have to share everything with us, ha, ha. Hope you feel better soon,
Much love & Hugs,
Sandy


havelost4
10/9/2006 09:33

Oh dear Sandy, at least it was a small breakdown and not a major, large one. That empty place will always be there, maybe with time it just won't seem so big. I hope everyone understood and was sympathetic toward you.
Hugs today,
Charlene


Shaner
10/9/2006 09:36

Hello SwanGoddess, I'm so glad you posted here about your friend and her family, now we can include you and they in our prayers. YES, it's very important to let your anger out in a constructive way, it'll just eat at you until you do. You can safely talk about it here, at this Circle of Love, this is a very safe have to let your feelings out and be honoured for them.
Blessed be,
Sandy


KPETERSEN
10/9/2006 16:15

Dear Selva,
My heart is breaking for you. I am praying for you dear sister. I know exactly how you feel but with faith in God and the love of us, your friends, you can go on. It isn't your time, there are things you need to do. You will never know "why". I think once you accept that you will see things differently. It is hard for you to accept I know, we all know. I struggled with that myself. Did you get my email? Selva, I am here for you and love you. Please keep a faithful heart and keep your eyes on God. He will not forsake you. He does things in his own time. I pray that God show you in a big way new meaning in your life. I pray you will be open to it. Don't forget we are here for you.
Love to you Dear Sister.


KPETERSEN
10/9/2006 16:23

Dear Charlene,
Yes that is wonderful God-timing. God does work in mysterious ways doesn't he. I love it when that very thing happens. It just confirms my belief!
By the way.....age is a state of mind. (I talk myself into that one everyday!)


selvam
10/9/2006 16:39

Hi my dear sisters. My dear Angel in chief, we all know how difficult those special days are, but Thank God that you were surrounded by family and God helped you to go through another Thanksgiving.
Dear Charlene, sorry you have a head cold, those could be so nasty, rest and drink plenty of liquids, we don't want you to be sick (I'm being selfish) because we all need you, please take care my dear sister.
Dear Kathy thanks for your understanding, I always try to overcome The Valley Days, but I think that with my sister's illness and the stress I had at work during the last few days, it just takes the best of me, I do believe in prayers and I know that with the prayers of all of you I will survive once more, sometimes I feel like I am carrying such a heavy load, but then i think of all the people that are in worse condition and I feel ashamed. I know if God puts you through it He will pull you through it. I didn't check my e mails at home yet, but I will tonight (weather permitting) it is getting very cloudy here and sometimes we get very nasty storms in The Lighting Capital of the US. My love and prayers.
My sister Anita, please let us know what the doctor say, I pray that everything is just fine. My love and prayers dear sisters. Selva


KPETERSEN
10/9/2006 16:41

Dear Swangoddess,
That is so tragic for all involved. I I am praying for all of you. I know it is hard to not feel anger at the young girl and her family. I am sure that the "reprocussions" will be surface and be evident in their daily lives from now until forever. I can't imagine having to live with something like that. I pray for Brooke and her family, I pray for you too that you can forgive the unforgiveable. It takes so much to do that I know, but it is for you mostly. God bless you and provide you with peace. We are here for you, please come back. This unique circle is very healing. Love to you,
Kathy


KPETERSEN
10/9/2006 18:06

Dear Sandy,
God love you, I know that Thanksgiving must have been hard. I am not looking forward to the second one without my Wes. He loved waking up to the smells of Thanksgiving cooking and would come out of his room with a big smile. That is what I will miss most. You are in my prayers. Love to you,
Kathy


connienevada
10/9/2006 19:49

Good evening everyone. Charlene thank you for the beautiful email. The piano playing was heaven to my ears, and the words were awesome. I pray everyone is fair to middling tonight. Sandy I am so glad your thanksgiving went well. I think I will be like you, I know I will have one of those moments, so I will be prepared. Hopefully, if I have it, I will be all cried out about the time the guests arrives :0) NOT! Anita, Kathy, Jane, Selva, Vera, and everyone else, I pray all of you strong women are doing well. I had today off and spent it with my two youngest grandchildren. Charlene they are 10 and 11. They are my joy, I can not imagine how you feel with the loss of yours all at a young age. My grandchildren are the ones that keep me going, they are the ones I am living for. I know my God is not through with me yet because I see how much my grandchildren love me and always wants to be near me. Its just a warm and fuzzy feeling. A feeling I will cherish because as I know, as they get older and start smelling themselves, they will have their own friends to be around instead of their old grandmother :0{. Just kidding, I think with all of my grandchildren (5), my great relationship with them will never change. I used to kid Derrick and his sister that I should have had my grandchildren first. I thank God I have two that Derrick left behind because they both are the splitting image of him. His son is even goofy like he is and like to make people laugh. So Charlene, my heart goes out to you and its filled with sorrow for you as well. Thank God for the memories. Love you all! Take care until I post again.


havelost4
10/9/2006 21:08

Thank you Connie, for your thoughts of me. I am so blessed by God to keep having grandkids, but I still miss the two that we got to spend so much time with. It's just not the same; maybe I'm just getting used to more (they keep coming!) and it's not as new and exciting as it used to be. Or maybe it's because I keep getting older. HaHa. I'm just thankful that all the living ones are healthy; the oldest grandson (15) got a slight concussion at his football game last Sat. I've always hated that game; it's too physical, so I usually don't go to them. I prefer basketball, soccer, baseball, or volleyball. Thank God for grandkids!
Bless you Connie.
Charlene


havelost4
10/9/2006 21:33

Selva, I pray for rest for you; that God would give you extra time (what's that?) so that you could rest and recuperate from all the stress you've been through. I pray for continued health for your sister so you wouldn't have to take care of her as much. That might sound selfish, but when she is feeling better that will make you feel better too.
Don't tell me you're getting rain; we NEED it so badly. We have a 90% chance for tomorrow so hopefully we'll get some and it will green up the grass again.
Love you, Charlene


connienevada
10/9/2006 22:37

Kathy, I know what you mean about Wes waking up to the smell on Thanksgiving. Derrick was the one that sampled everything(the night before). When it was time to sit down to eat after my sister does the blessing, Derrick was too full to handle any food. This is your second year Kathy without Wes so you and others might have some pointers for us beginners. I will accept them all. Love to you all.


connienevada
10/9/2006 22:45

Charlene, my daughter's oldest is playing football for his high school as well. His birthday is Friday and it will be his last home game, my daughter wants all of us there to cheer him on. I love to watch the game but I don't like watching him play. I feel like you do, its too dangerous. He was wrestling as well, I didn't like that either. Their bodies are bent and twisted all over the mat. I like all of the save games and wish they would enroll in that. I guess I am getting too old as well. :0) Selva my prayers are still with you and your family. Not a day goes by that I dont lift you sister up to our Father. Take Charlene's advice, get that much needed rest, mentally and physically. God Bless.


jpot
10/10/2006 00:14

Hi All My Angel Sisters,
It's 11:30 PM here and I haven't heard from my parents. My mom's procedure was today and my stepdad was suppose to call and update me. I worked until 10:00 which means 11:00 their time, so I didn't want to call. I am a bit concerned though. I will call in the morning. I'm praying that the usual pattern is at work, I hear the bad news but not the good ones. Still until I hear the all clear, please continue to pray for my mom. I actually had yesterday off and rested all day. I wasn't feeling well and even missed church-something I hate doing. I think I caught a bug from a co-worker and didn't want to pass it around church. I just had a nice quiet day and it was wonderful. I don't have many weekend days off. I'm much better today and went to work. Selva, I'm still praying for you. Please find time to rest. Remember you do have a future. Thank you Sandy, Charlene and Connie for the e-mails. Unfortunately, if they have sound I can't hear because I don't have a sound chip. One day maybe! Love, Jane


jpot
10/10/2006 00:18

Dear Sandy,
I'm so glad that your holiday went fairly well. I was praying, especially yesterday for you. We never do get used to that empty place at the table. You are brave to continue your traditions. One small breakdown, that's nothing! Remember the first couple of years? You've come a long way and should be proud of yourself. Love, Jane


smile713
10/10/2006 07:23

connienevada, Me and mikes family have a candle burning through dinner for stephanie. It's kind of her place surrounded by her family. At christmas we have a local church that has a candle lighting cerimony and we take the candles home and light them through the day on Christmas. A small token to remember them by and feel that they are included in a small way. I think it helps.Chris


KPETERSEN
10/10/2006 11:03

Dear Connie,
I wish I had some magic pointers. The truth is our first Thanksgiving without Wes I was still in a state of shock. It had only been 3 months since he passed. I went to Phoenix to be with my Son, daughter in law and my 2 grandchildren. I cooked as I usually do and we cried quite a bit. We are so very close though and it made it much easier to cope. This year I will do the same thing. Both of my boys have an appreciation for a good home cooked meal so I know Steve will be thrilled. We will just be together, share some memories of Wesley and make the best of it. I am not sure what that day will hold, I am getting a little apprehensive even now. I think it is a little more real this time....for sure Wes is not here, you know what I mean? I pray for all during the holiday season. I am fortunate to have 2 other children and 2 beautiful grandchildren to concentrate on. I know Wes, he would want us to be happy and be together. I can see him smile at that! Love to you and know that you are in my prayers.
Kathy


KPETERSEN
10/10/2006 11:56

Jane,
I am praying for your Mom, I know it must be hard to wait on word. With God's grace, it will be good word!
Love to you,
Kathy

 
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