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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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jpot
11/30/2006 22:36

Dear Charlene,
I say Amen to Kathy's prayer. I am so sorry your plans fell through. Please know that my prayers will be with you all day tomorrow. When I read your post I could so feel your pain. Then I had a distinct impression that you are going to be where you need to be tomorrow. This ice storm isn't a surprise to God, it doesn't change His plan for you. He has something special planned for you. Do what you need to do to make it through the day. Know that you are very much loved. By the way, what state do you live in? In Chicago we're expecting up to 16 in of snow, with the brunt hitting at rush hour in the am. I'm due to work at 7:45. Should be an interesting commute. Love, Jane


LOVE2U
11/30/2006 23:13

Dear Charlene,

May it comfort you and give you peaceful moments just knowing that my love & thoughts are with you today on your Carley's and Casey's HD. My heartfelt prayers will be covering you throughout this special day double whammy. Please pamper yourself and know that you are not alone. The whole bunch of us are praying for you & family.

Much Love & double Heavenly Birthday(((HugsHugs))) from > Carley & Casey,

Verna


LOVE2U
11/30/2006 23:17

Please forgive the mistake. :) The zoloft had me thinking it was already Dec. 1st. I clicked submit button, then looked up at the clock! haha!Guess I'd better go get some rest! :)


LOVE2U
11/30/2006 23:27

Casey Marie & Carey Grace :) Next time I'll post & proof read before the meds settle in! :)


selvam
12/1/2006 09:37

My dear sister Charlene. My heart and prayers goes out to you today. May God wrap His arms around you and may you feel His Peace and Love. Please know that you are not alone, you have found a big family here in this Circle of Love who really understand what you are going through, please let the tears out and feel the pain, it is the only way to aliviate some of that heart ache. My dear sister, I am sure that all of our Angel kids are taking good care of Carey and Casey , they are just fine now, enjoying the presence and love of our Lord and waiting to be reunited again with you all, and remember, this time FOREVER. My love and prayers. Selva


havelost4
12/1/2006 11:31

KATHY and JANE, Thank you so much for your prayers! I had the same impression last night before I fell asleep, that I was where I was supposed to be [even though I didn't want to be here :o)]. I took something to help me relax last night and went to bed about 8:30 pm. I woke up this morning at 3:45 am, went to the bathroom [that's a MUST whenever I wake up don't you know :o)], and went back to bed until 5:15 am. I could feel all your prayers and God's arms around me; I turned on an all-Christmas-music radio station and started baking and cooking until around 8:30 I sat down exhausted. (At least I've got some of my Christmas baking done. HaHa) Now since I've sat a while I'm very relaxed and wanted to check in with you all. VERNA, your posts made me smile. Thank you! I got your e-card too. Thanks. It's nice to get something special once in a while, especially today. You are all appreciated SO MUCH! SELVA, thank you for your post and prayers. I'm getting ready to take a long soak in the tub and listen to some more Christmas music or watch my favorite Christmas movie 'White Christmas'. With all the snow we've gotten, it's got me in the mood to maybe put out all my Christmas decorations today and this weekend. JANE, I live in southwest Missouri, north of Joplin about 20 miles. After watching the news this morning, I'm glad we didn't try to go ahead and try to get to Branson. We would go through Springfield, which is about 80 miles east of us, and they had trees down because of the ice they got. We got about an inch of ice and 8 inches of snow, not counting the drifts by our back door and front steps. My husband is out doing his 'good neighbor' errands--with his tractor and snow blade he's clearing driveways and side roads. He does this every year that we get snow and we usually get a fruit basket or two out of it from the neighbors. :o) That's okay with me; now I have the house to myself and I can relax and do just what I want. Even though I thought it would be AWFUL being alone today, I'm enjoying the quiet and listening to the Christmas music. Well, the tub is calling my name so I'm going to enjoy a soak for a while.
Love and (((HUGS))) to you all,
Charlene


kimemandjakesmom
12/1/2006 12:32

Good morning! Charlene, isn't the snow beautiful??? I don't like getting out in it, but it is so nice to look at. I'm so sorry you didn't get to go on your trip, but everyone is right-you are right where you are supposed to be. I'm glad you are enjoying your time and getting some baking done. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family today.

Father God, I lift Charlene and her family to you today. Give her peace today, Lord. She has been such a blessing to us here, please bless her with a peaceful day, Lord. Please be with all of these wonderful sisters today, Lord. Keep everybody safe and well. In Jesus name, Amen.

Love and ((Hugs)) to you all, Margie.


havelost4
12/1/2006 14:20

MARGIE, thank you for your post and for your prayers. My prayers for you today are for peace and an overwhelming sense of comfort and joy. How are your kids liking the snow? Hopefully that will take Emily's mind off of Casey so much and let her enjoy today. Much prayers and hugs are being sent your way today!
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


KPETERSEN
12/1/2006 14:39

GOD IS GOOD!


kimemandjakesmom
12/1/2006 15:11

Thank you, Charlene. The kids were pretty excited this morning. The kids had to go to daycare today. School is out. The daycare ladies told the kids they might be able to go out and have a snowball fight today. That made them extremely happy!! Unfortunately, I still have to work. Thank goodness for 4 wheel drive! If we didn't have that, I wouldn't have been able to get out of the driveway. Emily seems to be doing okay today. But, I'm sure her dad will change that. He called and said he wants to see her this weekend. She seemed to be doing okay until she talked to him. But, unfortunately, that's how it is with him and his family. Emily comes home grouchy, dirty and hungry. But, I'm sure you are familiar with these problems. I think I will just keep her home with me this weekend. Have a peaceful weekend.
Love, Margie


Shaner
12/1/2006 15:20

ALL THE TIME!

Dear Charlene, I too ask Our Lord to wrap His loving arms around you today, on this very special day for you marking Casey and Carey's Heaven Date.
May the day be filled with peace and comfort for you, as you recall all the special memories, God love you. Yes, you have us and always will, our love and support are with you. Take it easy, play your music, take a nice bath, and watch your movie.
Much love & Double Angel {{Hugs}}
Sandy


havelost4
12/1/2006 16:02

YES HE IS, ALL THE TIME!

Thank you SANDY for your prayers and hugs, and for your encouragement.
I just had a thought and I wanted to share it with you all. I emailed Margie about it and since I read her post here about her kids playing in the snow, I'm sure that this is a 'God-thing' for me to post this here. I've wondered since the girls went to Heaven if they are able to actually talk to God and carry on conversations with Him. If they can, I believe that they especially requested the snow for us today because they knew it would make us happy. That makes me happy through the tears because I know that they loved the snow themselves. I can imagine them watching Margie's kids today playing in the snow 'that they asked God to send us'. :o)
MARGIE, I would definitely NOT send Emily to her dad's this weekend. She doesn't need his guilt-trip put on her about his missing her sister Casey. Since she was sad after she talked to him, I can only imagine what sadness he will lay on her if she stays with him, especially this weekend. Just because he didn't spend that much time with Casey doesn't mean that he can 'make it up' by spending more time with his other kids. You definitely pray about it and do what you need to do for Emily and not for him. I saw how Casey was after she would spend the weekend with him and it wasn't good. I'm so glad that she doesn't have to put up with all that any more! That's my 'motherly' advice for now. HaHa.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


lask
12/1/2006 17:19

Hi all: Charlene my prayers are with you. It was nice to know how much snow everyone was expecting. We are starting to feel the effects of that storm now but no snow. It was a cloudy but unusally warm here today about 73 which it should be about 43 but the wind and cold air is moving in now. We might see some snow on Monday night into Tuesday. My daughter was here today for a short time but she had to leave to go to a rehab. She did stay long enough to visit with her boys but after they see her they have a hard time and take it out on each other. Hope you all have a wonderful night and enjoy.
Lee Ann


KPETERSEN
12/1/2006 17:37

Dear sisters,
I have been trying to get here all week, thankfully I have been very busy at work and have only been able to post a few words. I wanted you all to know that even though I don't post doesn't mean I don't think about and pray for each and every one of you. As I said, I am very thankful it is busy here at work as it keeps my mind occupied. It is a blessing at this time. The weather is cold but not snowing...not much snow on the coast of Ca. but it sure would be wonderful to have some for Christmas. It makes me smile reading your posts (those of you with snow) it is just more Christmas like with snow isn't it.
CHARLENE
I am so proud of you getting up and baking and playing Christmas music. I knew God would take care of you. YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE..AMEN!I started decorating our office yesterday and it helped pick me up.
I hope to get caught up on posts and be able to get in here 1st of next week. Have a very blessed weekend ladies, Love to you all.
Kathy


jpot
12/1/2006 22:04

Dear Charlene,
I am so glad your day went reasonably well. I also believe the snow was God's special gift to you. I'm so proud of you that you took care of yourself. Listening to Christmas music. Watching White Christmas and baking cookies what a wonderful way to spend the day. Plus getting to soak in a tub. I haven't had that experience in quite a while, I only have a shower. That was so kind of your husband to dig your neighbors out. Hey fruit is expensive in the winter, so free baskets are great, will offset some of those cookies! LOL!

We had about a foot of snow and I had to be at work by 8:45, was only 8 min late. Needless to say the story was pretty empty, even of employees. For about 3 hrs I was alone covering three departments, which only had a total of 2 customers. Most of my morning was restocking and emptying by stock room of clearance items. No brainwork needed, so I prayed for you often. It's easy to pray while I'm folding towels or filling tables with no one around. I did a lot of praying today, but you were foremost on my mind. Love, Jane


havelost4
12/2/2006 09:26

Thank you all so much for your prayers yesterday! I slept in this morning and my body still feels tired. I realized something while I was still resting in bed though; the days following the 'homegoing' of our kids are also days of stress--planning the funeral,etc. I just never realized that before, that I need to pray especially for the special dates AND the next few days following. The special date is especially hard, but I never realized that each of us needs special prayer for a few days afterward too. You all know what I mean; and I'm not saying this to ask for more special prayer, I just realized that YOU ALL need special prayer not only on your special dates (especially the anniversary date of your child's homegoing) but also for a few days following that special date. I feel like I'm talking around in circles but I think you know what I mean.
The snow is still beautiful this morning; the sun is just now peeking through the fog and the trees are beautiful with their thick layer of frost on them. I don't know if our kids have snow in Heaven, but if they do I'm sure they love it even better than we do here. What a life! :o)
SELVA and ANITA, I saw your names are next on our special dates list so I'm starting to pray for your day on the 7th.
JANE, I'm glad you had a slow day at work so you could take it easy for a while and rest up for the hectic days to come. It's a good feeling when we KNOW that God is hearing our prayers isn't it?
May God bless all of you with peace today!
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


jpot
12/2/2006 23:44

Dear Charlene,
We had another slow day today and it really seemed to drag. I did all the extra work yesterday so today it was hard to look busy. The roads were pretty bad this morning, so people stayed off them. We didn't get busy until after 3:00 and by 5:45 the power went off. I had just finished my shift and my shopping. If I was 10 secs faster I would have been stuck on the elevator. They ended up closing the mall. Yes you are right, the days leading up to and following the special dates need a lot of prayer support. Know that you are in my prayers. Love, Jane


havelost4
12/3/2006 09:08

I read this when I was having my devotions this morning:

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helpiing himself. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

I thought that was so appropriate for us; when we help each other, we feel better. Even though we've never met and most of us have never even heard each other's voice, we have a close bond that makes me feel like I KNOW you all. You are a wonderful inspiration to me; I thank God for you all this morning and ask Him to bless you abundantly above anything that you could ask or think. Amen.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


kimemandjakesmom
12/3/2006 10:28

Dear sisters, I need you to storm Heaven's Gates for my family and I. My mother showed up at 5am this morning and informed me that my baby brother(20 years old) was killed early this morning in a car accident. Please pray for us. Thank you.
Love, Margie


Shaner
12/3/2006 15:06

Oh, dear Margie, I am so, so sorry to read that. Only 20 yrs. old, God love him.
You and your Mom, family have to be in such profound shock and sorrow right now. Know that you are loved, supported and we'll storm Heaven for prayers for you and your family during this most grievous of times, I am truly sorry and saddened, not only to know this, but for what you're all going through right now, God's most Loving Blessings to you all,
Much love & {{Hugs}}
Sandy


havelost4
12/3/2006 16:37

Oh Father God, I lift up Margie and her family to you right now. My heart hurts for her and her 'double whammy' so close to Casey's homegoing. Father, wrap Your loving arms around this family and keep them close to You today and in the days ahead. Father, keep them close to You right now and shield them from the devastating pain and anguish for a few days at least. Father God, give them peace and comfort from being held in one another's arms right now too. Father, surround them with loving friends and family to help them. In Jesus precious Name I ask all this. Amen.

Margie, you have my sincerest love and prayers right now. I pray that someone will be available for your mom and that she will be able to lean on our Father through this. (You too!)
Love and many many (((HUGS))),
Charlene


selvam
12/3/2006 19:01

Dear Margie. I am so very sorry about your baby brother's passing. may God comfort you and your family and specially your mom, there are no words my dear sister, but be sure that our prayers will be with you and family , may God wrap His loving Arms around you all. My love and prayers. Selva


kimemandjakesmom
12/3/2006 19:01

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am so lost right now. I've spent most of the day at the funeral home and with family. I am home with my 3 babies right now. My head feels like it's going to explode. I've been cleaning the house, the church ladies are bringing over a lasagna for supper tonight. I told them they didn't have to, but now I'm glad that they are bringing it. I do not feel like cooking and the kids need to eat. Anyway, please contintue to pray for us. My dad has a bad heart and I am really concerned for him right now. I am 29 and today is the first time I have ever seen him cry. I've never seen my dad look so lost and helpless. He is 6'2" and 250 lbs. and he just looked like a small child today. I hurt so bad for him. My brother was the boy my dad always wanted, the only boy and the only one to carry on the family name, and now, he's gone. It hurt so bad to see my parents this way, and there's nothing I can do to take that hurt away. I'm sorry for rambling and whining to you. I just needed to get this off my chest and I didn't know where else to turn. Thank you so much for listening.
Love, Margie.


kimemandjakesmom
12/3/2006 19:02

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am so lost right now. I've spent most of the day at the funeral home and with family. I am home with my 3 babies right now. My head feels like it's going to explode. I've been cleaning the house, the church ladies are bringing over a lasagna for supper tonight. I told them they didn't have to, but now I'm glad that they are bringing it. I do not feel like cooking and the kids need to eat. Anyway, please contintue to pray for us. My dad has a bad heart and I am really concerned for him right now. I am 29 and today is the first time I have ever seen him cry. I've never seen my dad look so lost and helpless. He is 6'2" and 250 lbs. and he just looked like a small child today. I hurt so bad for him. My brother was the boy my dad always wanted, the only boy and the only one to carry on the family name, and now, he's gone. It hurt so bad to see my parents this way, and there's nothing I can do to take that hurt away. I'm sorry for rambling and whining to you. I just needed to get this off my chest and I didn't know where else to turn. Thank you so much for listening.
Love, Margie.

 
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