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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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10/22/2006 14:43

I am so sorry to read of your loss. May you always know that our Lord is with you whenever you need him. You and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless You. In Jesus Christ's name,Amen.

10/22/2006 18:14

Today would have been my miscarried baby Angel's 13th Birthday. We miss our baby so much. My heart goes out to you Shaner in your loss. I was the intercessor in my church today and I said a prayer for all bereaved parents. May God bless you.

10/22/2006 18:45

Eternal Father, we thank you for all of the joy that our children bring us in life. We do not understand why you allow young lives to be cut short, but we trust in your goodness and mercy. Touch the hearts of all those who have lost a child with your spirit of unending love, and give them your peace. Amen.

10/22/2006 21:09

Hello Sandy,
I'm glad you liked the words of the songs; I listen to Elvis' music on "He Touched Me--The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley" a lot lately. I couldn't listen to it for quite a while because that's what we played at the girls' funeral, since Carey liked Elvis so much. In fact, I got these cds and the dvd for her for Christmas but never got to give it to her. Every time I hear the songs it takes me right back to the funeral and I see all the people there, etc. Of course the tears usually come too but I figure that that's good for me once in a while. Some people that I know think that it's morbid of me to listen to something that makes me think of the girls and makes me cry. But I want to remember everything I can about them and whatever relates to them. I feel like their funeral is part of that so I want to remember that too. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement; you are a very real blessing in my life.
Love, Charlene

10/22/2006 21:17

Dear yolanda 2005 and linnda,
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Yes, God is a very present help in time of trouble; I know He's near me even when I am unable to call out to Him. He is my strength and I wouldn't be able to live without Him. The things (and people) in this world will pass away but God is forever. He is the only constant and the only One we can depend on; I don't always understand what He is doing but I choose to trust Him. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us!

10/22/2006 21:26

Dear PamelaGreen,
I am sorry for your loss. Even though you probably never got to hold your baby Angel, she/he was still alive and real and was your child regardless of age. And the loss is just as real. Thank you for your prayer today as intercessor at your church; we can use all the prayers we can get. You will be in my prayers too.
Love, Charlene

10/23/2006 00:15

Chalene great to hear about your granddaughter she almost made my Ryan's birthday.It has been a down day for me. Nothing seems to go right, everything that is said to me is wrong, Just seems that everything is getting me upset. I know that the boys and my husband are not doing anything wrong but I feel like they are.Guess it is just that time of the year that I was numb for a few months and now I am not and feeling the effects of it.Enough of my complaining. You all have a great day and I will check in tomarrow.
Lee Ann

10/23/2006 09:12

I ask Your comfort, love and peace for alll those parents who have lost a child. Your Blessed Mother suffered this anguish also. Send her to these other parents as a source of strength and love and compassion. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen

10/23/2006 10:47

This prayer is for you Lee Ann,
Father God, I ask that You wrap Your loving arms around Lee Ann for these few weeks. Her 2 special dates are so close together and she's having a hard time knowing what's going on right now. Father, I thank You for helping her through Ryan's birthdate on Oct. 19th. Thank You for reminding us to pray for her on that day. Father, I'm asking You to remind us every day from now through Nov. 5th, Ryan's homegoing date, to pray for her; for strength, for peace, for comfort, for hope, and most of all for Your presence to be felt by her. Father, I thank You for all my sisters here in this circle; I ask that You would help me to remember them every day, especially Lee Ann right now. Father, only You can meet all our needs; I'm asking you to meet Lee Ann's needs today, whatever they are. Remind her, Father God, that You are with her and that You care about her and her needs today. Help her to reach out to You today and in the days leading up to Nov.5th. Give her peaceful and happy memories of Ryan, Father; and fill her days with peace and a quiet joy, knowing that he is at peace with You. Father, let her know in her heart that her sisters here are praying for her and remembering her in this time. Father, I ask all these things in Jesus' name and for His sake. Amen.

10/23/2006 10:49

Dear Zaf7,
Thank you for your prayers. They are very much appreciated!

10/23/2006 11:58

Dear Charlene,
For all those who think your morbid for listening to music that reminds you of your grandchildren, and makes you cry, they have never walked your steps. We all need to remember and cry. Sometimes music is the means by which we allow our feelings to surface. There are times when I know I need to cry but can't. Usually, a really sad movie will help me. We are coming to the season that for us is both joyous and sad. For some like you and Lee Ann even more sad because the special dates are included. God gave us a full variation of emotions for a reason, He knew we needed them! Keep listening to Elvis, the memories are both sweet and bitter. We take the good and the bad.

Thank you for the songs. They are so appropriate. I also try to pray the Psalms everyday. I try to get through all of them every month. This month, I'm playing catch up and probably won't make it through. No biggie, just start again on the 1st. Not only did David express about every human emotion, but I believe he was bi-polar. He was a man after God's own heart and yet his sin is recorded in the Bible as one of the greatest downfalls of a man. Yet he kept pressing into God's heart. Ps 52 is one I find myself praying often, It's all about God's mercy, which David understood so well.

By the way, you haven't mentioned your husband lately. Is he doing better. The last post I remember (at my age I forget!LOL) he was still feeling very sore from his accident. He had just bought a new truck and you were looking into the insurance claims. Did you get everything worked out ok? Just something I was praying about and was wondering how it all turned about.

Thank you for all your postings, you are a real blessing here. Love, Jane

10/23/2006 12:05


Thank you so much for your prayers. Many of you have not experience the pain we have experienced and yet you paused to post a prayer for us. Thank you for taking the time from your busy day to remember us, we really appreciate it. Most of us rely on the prayers of others to get us through another day, so when newcomers who haven't walked our steps offer their prayers it is especially appreciated. I don't know about anyone else, but I especially felt the power of prayer this weekend. So a BIGthank you. Love, Jane

10/23/2006 12:13

Dear Lee Ann,
I'm just going to say AMEN to Charlene's prayer. She said it so well, I can't think of anything else to add, but to pray with her. Please know that you are in my prayers daily. Of course you're feeling in a funk. You made it through Ryan's birthday, now you're anticipating his Heaven Date. Be easy on yourself. Know that you are surrounded by God's Love and Comfort. We love you a lot too! Love, Jane

10/23/2006 12:32

Dear Sandy,
Yes, Elizabeth only cried once a day for a 1/2 hr (actually she screamed). Amazing! For many months after she died I would still hear her cry at 10:30.
every night.

Sorry, never read those comic books. Now that I know the contents, never will. I'm so sorry there are people out there who offend the Gospel by writing such garbage. The Gospel is all about loving God and loving each other. I'm happy you can just laugh it off. It must break Jesus heart to see His people so divided. I heard the other day that there are 10,000 denominations in the West alone. How crazy is that! And everyone puts the others down for not having the Truth. As Paul says, "The Truth is in Jesus." (Eph 4). Like I said before, when we get to Heaven, we are going to be surprised. Thank you for all your e-mails. I'm still trying to catch up on them from the weekend. My weekends are real busy, so I let my e-mails go. Love, Jane

10/23/2006 18:09

Good evening everyone!I pray everyone had a marvelous weekend. First of all I want to jump on the bandwagon with the rest of the Angel Moms to say thank you to all of the newcomers for their wonderful prayers. All of the prayers I have read since I last post really uplifted me today.I was kind of depressed all weekend because they finally laid Derrick's headstone down and I went to see it. This is the first time I've been to cemetery since Derrick's funeral. I waited until I thought I was strong enough to endured it by myself. It was rough and finally I remembered my favorite PSALM. PSALM 121: I look to the hills! Where will I find help? It will come from the Lord, I will not recite the whole thing but this is what gives me strength day after day and what I quote to people who ask for advice or need some comforting. This time, I took my own advice and rememebered this. I will read the other Psalm the rest of you post as well because I try to read one Psalm and one Proverbs daily, along with the rest of my Bible study.
Jane and Sandy, the problem I have is like now I am typing and I want to go to page 370 or 369, etc to make sure I am not leaving anything out and when I do, I lose everything I typed. Jane, I used the back arrow and that worked, but it does not work if I click on the page number and want to go back to submit. So like I said if I want to read what was posted for the last two days or so, I can't rely on my memory of what I read :0) and I can't type and go back. Let me know SAndy on what to do. Jane, I am praying for you and your lupus. I know a couple of people with it and its no joke. My board member's suicide was on the 4:00 news the day it happened. All of the local channels were there. His wife found him in the garage with the bullet in his heart. Like I said he was also a 20 something years cop in Hillside. LeeAnn, dont beat yourself up. We are are going through that, have gone through or will go through it.Charlene said it all and if it will help, print her prayer and just read it daily. I know it was for you but man I felt like she was talking to me too :0). I am just talking about what I am talking about.
I hate to sound ignorant and stupid but who is---oh man I forgot his name its on the previous page and I cant go back, but it was regarding a statement he made. Oh well but my comment was I don't care what a person religion is, I dont care what color a person skin is, all I care about is that person belief in our heavenly maker and his son. I will not crammed my religion down your throat and I dont expect anyone else to crammed their down my throat. We all have to get to heaven by ourselves, no one can help but ourselves. We all have to answer our Father by ourself and when we do, we all have to right in His sight. I don't think my religion is better than your religion because I have to read everything for myself. Our Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Father, Pope, etc., can not get us in Heaven, that is left up to each individual so it does not matter what you practice, as long as you practice what God and His son commanded. Enough of my soap box huh? Well I guess I will take my comments and opinions to the kitchen to eat dinner :0) Until next time all my sisters. May our Heavenly Father watch over you and your family with tender loving care until we post again. Love you all. I hope I dont have any misspelled words because I am too hungry to copy and paste to do spell check. :0) Love ya

10/23/2006 21:21

Hi my dear sisters. Charlene thank you so much for sharing those songs, I loved Elvis too, I think you should listen to his songs anytime you want to and cry if you need to, tears are a good cleanser for the soul, forget about people calling you morbid, my dear sister, they will never understand the pain that we are going through, I used to get so angry at the begining, when people used to tell me, life goes on, you have to go on, etc, now I just smile at them and say nothing, they will never understand.
Jane, I'm so sorry about your lupus, I also have a friend who suffers from it, her feet gets so swollen sometimes and it is painful, she is a RN, and sometimes she can't even walk, but she has it under control most of the time, we will all pray so that you will feel much better soon my dear sister, I also believe that at the beg. we will see our children just like when they went to Heaven, I am sure that you will be able to hold your Elizabeth in your arms again and this time forever.
Lee Ann, we all understand so well what you are going through, this is a very complicated pain my dear sister, yes at the beginning you are just numb and in shock, then after the shock and numbnes you start feeling that awful pain, the anger and all that comes with it, just hang on to God, remember if He puts you through it He will pull you through it, but this pain is forever while we are here, until we meet our children again, then we will be happy forever.
Dear Connie, I pray that God will help you through this new tragedy, everything that happens can trigger our own, specially when is unexpected, the shock and sadness its so bad, may God wrap His arms around his family and friends, and may He ease your pain my dear sister.
Kathy, we are all praying for you my dear sister and I know that you will post with good news, God is with you my sister and so are our prayers.
My dear dear Angel in chief, I don't know who Tim LaHaye or Jack Chick are, and after what I read, I'm glad, ha ha, we have enough idiots going around trying to take God and prayers out of every place on Earth, but they will never suceed (please forgive my spelling , is the cuban in me ha ha)there are more good people in this world than bad, so God will continue to be everywhere either they like it or not.
Dear NEWCOMERS I join my Angel sisters in thanking you all for your so much needed prayers, it is so great to read your posts and prayers, I know they come from the heart, like I said before, there are so many good people out there. Thank you for taking your time to post here and please feel free to post anytime you wish, we all appreciate your prayers, that and our Faith is what keeps us going, Prayers work. May God Bless you all.
My dear sisters, my love and prayers are always with you all. Selva

10/23/2006 21:21

Thank you dear Jane for your encouragement. My daughter doesn't understand (even though she is the girls' mother) and now she has my sister on her side; it's hard to take when I feel like they should be the ones who would understand what I'm going through. It makes it even harder to 'look forward' to the holidays. I really haven't decided yet if I'm going to go ahead and have Thanksgiving here this year or not; I can still hear the hurtful things my daughter said last April about my 'attitude' since the girls' deaths. My husband and some other friends think I should go ahead as usual with the holidays and pretend that nothing is wrong; that will be very hard to do, but I don't know what to tell the other daughters and grandkids about why I don't want to 'do' Thanksgiving this year if I decide not to have it here. Sorry, I think I'm too tired this evening to be rational about it all. Trying to decide what to do is the hardest part; once I decide, then I can make plans and let everyone know.
I'm glad you liked the songs; I've been listening to a lot of gospel music lately and it really lifts me up, almost better than going to church. :o)
My hubby is doing much better although once in a while he grabs his ribs if he takes a really deep breath or laughs. I try not to make a big deal out of it because that seems to make him do it more. (LOL) The ins. co. paid him for his new truck and let him keep the old one for parts; it's a good thing because he had to take some things out of the old one yesterday (don't ask me what because I didn't understand any of it) to put in his 'new' one. :o)
I think I'm going to call it a night and go to bed. I'll probably fall asleep praying for you all and for me too. :o)
Love you all!

10/24/2006 07:49

Yolanda, Linnda, PamelaGreene and Zaf7, you are all very special people, coming here to this Circle and posting your thoughts, prayers for us and as the other Moms have said, we so appreciate it when someone take's the time to come here and pray for us! Pamela, I'm so sorry about your own loss, it was your Angel's date, and yes, ZZaf7, who better than Our Blessed Mother to know the pain we're going through,
May God, in His Almighty Love, bless you all with what He know's you're needing,
Love & Hugs,

10/24/2006 08:02

Yes, our dear Charlene, if those song's give you comfort and remind you of your grandchildren, you play them. If the tears come, there is nothing wrong with that, other people mean well, but they haven't walked a mile in our shoes and can't possibly relate.
I still have Shane's CD's here and I'll still play them, sometimes they make me cry too, but that's OK. You're also a blessing sweetie, I don't know how you found the Circle but I'm so glad you did,
Much love & Hugs,

10/24/2006 08:21

Yes dear Lee Ann, your grief is still oh so fresh and you have two special days so close together, I join in with Jane in praying Charlene's prayer for you. Go with your feelings, emotions, as our dear sister Selva say's this is a very complicated pain - but at least here we all understand,
Much love & Hugs,

10/24/2006 08:39

Hi my dear sisters, AngelMoms, I'll be back - my Landlady is on her way over because our living room ceiling is leaking again! and she want's to see it,
Much love & Hugs to you all,

10/24/2006 08:49

Dear God I come praising and glorifying you for who and what you are. Forgive me of my sins, known and unknown and cleanse me from all unrighteousness as I ask you to have your grace and mercy. You are a loving and faithful ever living God. We thank you for filling that empty voids in this family life. We thank you for wrapping your loving tender arms. We praise you forever, Lord, Jesus. Thank you for comforting this family at their most difficult time. We pray your riches blessings of comforting, and protection right now in the mighty name of Jesus, Christ, Amen

10/24/2006 09:28

Thanks for all your prayers. I am feeling better today but that doesn't mean anything. You all know that any minute you could end up crying or asking WHY? but for the moment it is good.I am doing some remodeling on my house and it takes awhile since I am doing it myself. I think this helps me get through the day and of course when the 2 boys get home I am focused on them since Matt is at the age that he hates his brothers baby actions. Matt is 12 and will be 13 in June and Tyler is 8 and going to be 9 in March. Hopfully Tyler will soon be keeping his actions and comments to himself instead of directing them towards his brother. I have done this once so I should be able to get through it again--I hope.Bless You All
Love Lee Ann

10/24/2006 14:12

Dear Connie,
What I do is keep hitting the back arrow until I find the page I need, then I keep hitting the forward arrow until I get to the page I was writing on. Hope this helps.

I'm usually at work at 4:00 so that's why I missed the news. I try to regularly catch the 10:00 which is generally shorter. Love, Jane

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