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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
7/26/2007 08:04

JOYCE,
I'm so glad that your special day went well. Isn't it a relief that it's behind you? I don't mean that to sound cruel; it's always so much better to have the 'firsts' behind you. And you're right--the best thing to do is press on. I'm still praying for you.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:09

SELVA,
Thank you for your advice about the indoor plants. It's so encouraging to hear from you all with your suggestions and help. I pray that you are well this summer and enjoying your 'slower' pace at work. :o)
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:14

SANDY,
I've been praying for your sister-in-law, Margaret Anne, that God would heal her body and give her back her strength. He can do anything. Most of all, I pray that her spirit would grow during this time, that she would draw close to God and He would draw close to her. I also pray for you and your husband as you go through this time--for strength and peace.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:16

JANE,
I take it that no hospital stay right now is good news. I pray that the ultrasound will reveal the cause of the problem that you're having; if not, that your symptoms would go away and never return. It's so good that you have Mike to support you through this ordeal. :o)
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:24

TO ALL,
Things are escalating here at home with my husband and me. I felt that it's time I shared more with you all of what's been going on with me. My husband is a controlling person who likes to be 'in charge'. He threatens a lot when he feels threatened and I've stood up to him in the past but always ended up giving in to keep the peace. Now I'm not giving in and he's very upset. He doesn't like his sister and is livid that I have befriended her again after several years of separation between us. There are several other issues that keep getting brought up too. I would appreciate prayers on my behalf--that I would remain strong and firm in my convictions, that no weapon formed against me shall prosper, that the peace of God that passes all understanding would guard my heart and mind, that the spirit of fear (that he seems to like to 'inflict') wouldn't even touch or harm me, and that my husband's heart would be softened toward God. I know that's a lot to ask, but I know God can do anything.
I love you all and appreciate you all so much! You've helped me through some really rough times with the loss of my granddaughters.
With very much love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:33

P.S. (to all),
The allergies are much better, praise God! I'm still not getting out and doing much outside except to water the plants once in a while. I've spent my time indoors by sewing quite a bit. It's been a few years since I've sewn this much and I find that it's almost as therapeutic and healing as working in my flowerbeds. The only thing different is not being out in the fresh air and sunshine. :o)
Oh well, I believe that God has a reason for all that He allows in our lives; and that He will cause everything to work for His children's good. That's where the trust on my part comes in, believing what He says. The only problem is that it's too bad that sometimes the 'cures' for our physical ailments are expensive. Pray that God would continue to provide the funds to pay for my treatments. Thank you all!!
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 08:36

HaHa, now that I've taken up most of a new page, it's time I signed off for a while. It's almost embarrassing to see my name so much in a row. Can you tell that I had a lot on my mind this morning? :o)
Much love to all,
Charlene


LOVE2U
7/26/2007 14:15

Hi everyone, ~ my old computer keeps sending me warnings that it is running low on virtual memory. I felt like typing in, “So am I!” Ha-ha!

Heavenly Father, I come to you this morning, feeling a measure of joy for the first time in a long time; asking that you please bring joy and healing to all my angel sisters in whatever way you know they need healing. I pray the same heartfelt prayer for our Sandy’s sister-in-law. Father we know you have all power in your hands. And as the lyrics of a favorite song remind us, you specialize in all things thought impossible, and you can do what no other power can do. Lord, bless our families and friends in whatever way you know they need blessing. Thank you for all the many blessings that you give so freely to all - each and everyday; for every single breath we take and for so many other blessings you shower us with on a daily basis; things that we sometimes take for granted. Father, we thank you for showering us with such unconditional love and for sending us daily reminders that we love one another as you love us. Finally, Father, thank you for giving each of us the privilege to come to you in prayer anytime, anyplace, anywhere, day or night, and most importantly Father, for those times when the storms of life are raging, thank you for giving us the courage to press on … in the precious name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit I pray this heartfelt prayer. Amen!


smile713
7/26/2007 14:53

A friend of mine sent me this. Wanted to share;
Subject: To my daughter


"TO MY DAUGHTER"

THIS WILL HIT YOU WHERE IT HURTS!

*Just for this morning, I am going to step over the
laundry, and pick you up and take you to the
park to play.

*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in
the sink, and let you teach me how to put that
puzzle of yours together.

*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the
telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with
you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

*Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not
even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine
for the ice cream truck and I will buy you one
if he comes by.

*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about
what you are
going to be when you grow up, or
second guess every decision I have made where
you are concerned.

*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me
bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying
to fix them.

*Just for this afternoon, I will take us to
McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so
you can have both toys.

*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms
and tell you a story about how you were born
and how much I love you.

*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the
tub and not get angry.

*Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late
while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.

*Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you
for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.

*Just for this evening when I run my finger
through your hair as you pray, I
will simply be
grateful that GOD has given me the greatest gift
ever given.

*I will think about the mothers and fathers who
are searching for their missing children, the
mothers and fathers who are visiting their
children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and
mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms
watching their children suffer senselessly, and
screaming inside that they can't handle it
anymore.

*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you
a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will
thank GOD for you, and ask Him for nothing,
except one more day.............

God Bless you all and God keep us healthy! Chris


havelost4
7/26/2007 15:14

CHRIS,
That was beautiful! I'm copying it and sending it to my daughters. Thank you.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/26/2007 15:21

MISS V!
So good to hear from you; and thank you for that prayer. Yes, He is the only constant that we have sometimes and He is ever faithful. Am glad that you have even a small amount of joy again! Isn't it wonderful?
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


jpot
7/27/2007 00:36

Hi Everyone,

I'm still waiting for the results of the tests, I see my internist on Monday. I had the results copied to him so I should know something by then if not sooner. I have not had anymore episodes since early Sunday morning. That is really good news. Thank you all so much for praying. Charlene, you really made up for lost time with all those posts LOL. I'm praying for you daily, sometimes at the weirdest times you come to mind. I just figure the HS is telling me to pray for you. You're right a hospital stay right now would not be good news. Miss V, thank you so much for that prayer. I am so glad you are feeling joy once again. You are so right, it's only by the strength and courage we receive from the Lord that keeps us pressing on. Chris, that poem should be sent home with all newborn babies. It was beautiful.

I have an entire day off tomorrow. Usually, my days off are spent doing something medically. It feels good to know that I have no agenda for a day. Even Mike will be leaving very early. I don't get very many days all to myself lately and I'm looking forward to it. Now that our pool's furnace is fixed, I'll probably swim. Only third time this summer. The last time I didn't know the water was cold and ended with a major asthma attack. Love and gratitude to all, Jane


havelost4
7/27/2007 09:56

JANE,
Enjoy your day off; that sounds wonderful! And I pray that you will continue to be WELL in your body, and be able to hear good news on Monday (or at least something simple you can work on to help you stay well).
THANK YOU for your prayers!! And the HS is 'right on' with bringing me to your mind for prayer; it's REALLY at the weirdest times that I'm being attacked either verbally or spiritually. Oh yes, this whole 'trouble' has caused me to doubt some of my faith and put some thoughts in my mind that shouldn't be there. This is definitely a spiritual battle! Pray that I won't grow weary in well-doing, that I would remain strong in the faith and in the Lord, and that I would be able to stand in the power of God to resist the devil--(casting down imaginations, etc.).
I pray for continued health for you through this weekend.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


havelost4
7/27/2007 10:01

ANITA,
I want to post for you today even though I know tomorrow is your Josh's BD. I pray that you will have peace that passes understanding that only comes from God, that your heart and mind would be comforted, and that you would have a restful weekend--unless you want to be busy, and then it's okay. :o)
May God surround you with His presence.
With love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


selvam
7/28/2007 18:00

Dear Anita. My prayers are with you today, I know that Special Days are very hard on us, may you feel Joshua's presence very close today, may our Dear Lord wrpa His Arms around you and give you strenght and the knowledge that we will all be together with our children again and this time forever. My love and prayers. Selva


Shaner
7/28/2007 19:35

Hello our dear Anita,
I add my prayers to Selva's for you, on this special day, Joshua's Birthday.
I truly hope the day has been a little easier on you than the days leading up to today, that you also feel Joshua's presence surrounding you and the peace of Our Lord in you,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


Shaner
7/28/2007 19:49

To All,
Thank you dear sisters for your prayers for my sister-in-law Margaret Anne, she was re-operated on today and we're waiting to hear. It really has been touch and go all week with her, she developed an e-coli infection and was put on massive amounts of drugs to combat it. That's why she was so ill the week they let her out of hospital, the part of her bowel that they had already removed had developed a leak.
So your prayers were and are very, very much appreciated.
Much love to all,
Sandy


jpot
7/30/2007 17:43

Hi everyone,
I just came back from the doctors. My tests were all normal. He thinks I'm getting severe cramps in that area. Since I only had one minor attack last week, it could have been a result of the surgery and is calming down. I see the surgeon again on the 18th. Thank you all for your prayers. Love and gratitude, Jane


havelost4
7/30/2007 21:10

SANDY,
Hopefully (and prayerfully) your sister in law will start improving daily from now on with no recurrences of this problem. I'm glad they found the problem before any more damage was done! I'm reminded more and more how much health is so important to us. I only wish I was more health-conscious when I was younger so maybe I wouldn't be having so many problems now. :o)

JANE,
It's good to hear from you; glad your tests showed you were 'normal'. :o)
Seriously, I pray that the cramps will go away and that you will be very much improved by the time you see the surgeon again. Don't get yourself overtired again; maybe that was a big contributor to the cramps.

Love and (((HUGS))) to all,
Charlene


havelost4
7/30/2007 21:26

To ALL,
I've been attending a church for the past 2 weeks that I used to go to but quit going because my husband didn't like me going there. He'd never attended with me while I went there even though I asked him to go, so I don't know what he had against it or the people. He never could give me a straight answer to why he didn't want me to go there. Anyway, it's been wonderful seeing all my 'old' friends and I've been really encouraged by the teaching and preaching. I feel like I've been in the desert for the past 5 years and am now in an oasis with cool, fresh water and shade all around me. I don't know of any other way to describe the difference in my life, emotionally and mentally, the past week. It's hard doing something my husband doesn't like, but (as with the reconciliation with his sister after his mom passed away) I have to do what I have to do. I am the one who will answer to God for my actions and since I feel like He is directing my steps in this direction, I want to follow Him. Things haven't been pleasant here at home, but I have a peace that defies all logic. I wasn't going to this church when the girls were killed, so they've asked me some questions about that and I've been able to share some with them. It's been very healing for me to talk about the girls with them; and I'm very encouraged that they are not afraid to ask about them. Who of us doesn't want to talk about our child/grandchild????? It's healing for us. I've even shared with them how you all have helped me through the past year. I don't even want to think of where I would be now if not for you all!! I feel like I've come a long way from where I was this time last year. My mother was here today and since I've been going through all my pictures on my computer and organizing them, we looked through several of them. There were several of the girls' that we looked at and told funny/cute stories about them. I wouldn't have been able to do that several months ago. You all are such a blessing to me and I thank God for you all!
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


lara82
7/31/2007 05:59

God,
I ask your prayers for all who have come here seeking your solace and comfort. I ask that you uuplift then all into your glorious light. For thoes that have gone before us, I ask that you judge them with loving kindness. Put healing on the souls of all thoes who have lost, send them Angels to comfort them and keep thenm in the serene knowledge of your love. Uplifte them and shadow them with your wings and give them the strength to over come any obsitcles place in their path.
In your many great and glorious names,
Amen.


havelost4
7/31/2007 08:20

Thank you lara82 for your prayer. All prayers are very much appreciated by all here. I pray that you have a blessed day today.
Love and (((HUGS))),
Charlene


Shaner
7/31/2007 19:52

Hi dear Charlene,
Thank you for your kind words about my sister-in-law, she came through a lengthy surgery with more of her bowel removed, and wasn't really conscious until yesterday. With two major surgeries within such a short time, plus her age, (71) she'll need time to recuperate, but I know, thanks to all prayers said, that God will see her through! So now we can all hopefully relax a little, Praise God!
Yes, its so true the old saying, "If you don't have your health, you've got nothing." or something like that, :).

I'm happy for you that you're finding so much joy and peace attending your old Church, it really comes through in your Post! You must have been prompted by the Holy Spirit to go back there, perhaps God knew that it would fulfill your spiritual needs far more than the one you were attending. I pray your hubby follows suit and starts attending with you. Isn't that nice that they asked about the girls, yes, we love it when caring people ask about our children/grandchildren, still validating them for us! Ah, those are very kind words, but we all know that God used us all to help you so the Glory goes to Him, :). Take good care of yourself,
Much love & {{Hugs}},
Sandy


havelost4
8/1/2007 07:35

(B)(U)SPECIAL DATES LIST FOR AUGUST:(/B)(/U)

(The month with the special date is a hard one to face, but a month with 2 special dates is doubly hard. Remember Verna especially this month. Thank you all!)

Kathy (KPETERSEN): Wes Mar. 25, 1982(BD)--Aug. 11, 2005(HD)

Selva (selvam): Solange Dec. 7, 1981(BD)--Aug. 15, 2002(HD)

Verna (Love2u): Diane Aug. 16, 1960(BD)--Aug. 31, 1996(HD)

Verna (Love2u): Diane Aug. 16, 1960(BD)--Aug. 31, 1996(HD)

 
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