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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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12/21/2007 00:45

Dear Lord, I have not prayed to you in a while. I am sorry. My heart is heavy with the loss of the children. My heart bleeds for my wife's sorrow. She does not sleep much and I am so worried about her....have mercy on her oh Lord. Heap her pain on my shoulders Lord so she might rest if only one night! My pain is so unbearable, but to see her rest I am willing to sacrafice what little sanity I have to see her sleep just one night undisturbed with the panic attacts and nightmares. Thank you God, this is all i ask....Amen

12/22/2007 10:56

Hey everyone i just wanted to wish all of you happy holidays. i pray that you all can make it the best possible. with love sarah kay

12/24/2007 07:25

Hi Bill,
I join you in prayer and I can feel your tremendous pain in your post. This is THE worst pain, losing a child and in you and your wife's case, losing three, not very long ago. It affect's you emotionally as well as physically.
I pray that God's great comfort and peace surround you and your dear wife, my love, support and prayers are with you both,
Much love & Hugs,

12/24/2007 07:28

Hi Sarah Kay,
I wish the very same for you, and a peaceful Christmas, Holiday season. That's very sweet of you to post that,
Love & Hugs,

12/24/2007 07:37

Hello dearly loved Angel Moms, Dads, sisters,
My heart is heavy as I write this, but I wanted to post to everyone and pray for God's peace, His comfort and His strength to fill us all on this Christmas eve. I wish I could write more, but I'm looking through tears, together with everyone praying, we'll get through these most special days,
Much love & Hugs,

12/24/2007 11:21

Hi my dear sisters and brothers. I join our dear Angel in Chief Sandy, wishing you all a very Peaceful Christmas and in prayers for Strenght and Peace , may God Bless you all.
Dear Bill my prayers also goes out to you and your wife, we all know of this horrible pain, may God wrap you both in His Arms and give you strenght and Peace, we will get through this together with the help of Our Lord. My love and prayers to all. Selva

12/24/2007 18:32

Just wanted to come here and wish everyone a very peace filled holiday season. No one knows better than angel moms just how difficult the holidays can be. I pray for all who have lost a child/grandchild or other loved one. Special prayers go out to our newly bereaved moms, dads, and other family members. The first of anything is always so difficult after loss. I also pray for all who have been on their journey for years; many or few. For we know that the grief settles in but never goes away and that anything can trigger it. To everyone, remember to pamper yourselves and always, always remember itís okay to express your feelings in your own way; not the way others think you should. Always know that all here are praying for you. God bless and keep you in His love and care.

Peace and Blessings.

12/24/2007 18:40

Hello Bill, Although I have not read here for quite sometime due to illness, I do want to express my heartfelt sorrow for the trememdous losses you and your wife have suffered. Losing one or an only child is bad enough but there are no words for what you both are going through. Hold on to God and each other tightly and allow His love to shield you both and always know that we here are storming heaven with prayer for you both.
God's peace and blessings,

12/24/2007 21:19

My dear Ms V. I am so happy to read a post from you, and you know me, tell it like it is, MAN, I AM SO FRIGGING HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!, remember us? I hope so.Love you always my dear dear Ms V., we are still here for ane another. Selva

12/26/2007 07:52

This is my first time on this part of the web site. I only clicked on because i am having a really hard time this year. My son passed away in 1999 and this year last month he would of been 17 years old. Every year has been hard but this is the first year sober so i am having a really hard time. I only have a little over 90 days in from Meth addiction and all other years i have been to high to care about the holidays. I work in a homeless shelter so all the other problems people have kind of take my mind off things until late at night when everyone else is sleeping and i am only left with my thoughts it gets really hard. Thanks for listening.

12/26/2007 16:37

Dear Troubled, ~ Although itís been a while since Iíve been here responding to post on a regular basis, I felt this need to come here to read today to see if anyone had posted a special need for prayer. After reading your post, the first thing that popped up in my mind was the following passage from the inspired word:

ďLet not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Fatherís house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myselfí that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.Ē
John 14:1-4.

Believer or not, we can always turn to God in prayer [anytime, anywhere]; during our down in the valley times or when there seems to be nowhere else or no one else to turn to. Also noted in the inspired word our Lord and Savior promises to give us His peace:

ďPeace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.Ē
John 14-27

I join other angel moms and dads in praying for you and all others who have lost a beloved child. I lost my 36 year old daughter, Diane, as the result of a drunk driving crash. Seven people involved, had minor injuries, but my daughter, who was a front seat passenger, was the only one to die. Believe me, it took me a longggg time to work through my grief, anger, disappointment, etc. Were it not for God sending the comforter [in oh so many ways], I would not even be here today. Thereís a lot more to this story, but I have to close for now. I just find that sharing parts of my story and the huge struggle I went through/including not wanting to go on living/ might inspire you to hang in there even when the going gets rough. Trust me when I say; I have walked in your shoes, so to speak, and though itís been eleven years as of Aug. 31, 2007, for some reason this was a very emotional one for me. It seemed as though I was almost back to square one. Even though I knew it wouldnít last, I still felt the sadness of missing my Diane. At times, I felt like: ďOkay Lord, itís time for you to give my child back to me.Ē Sounds crazy, but I just felt soooo tired of missing her so. That is just how grief works sometimes. But we who are farther along know that with Godís help, it will pass, and we will be given the strength, through prayer and praying, and encouragement from others who have walked in our shoes, to go on. Therefore, my prayer for you today and in the days, months, & years ahead is:
Godís peace and blessings,
Dianeís mom
Forever In Our Hearts

12/26/2007 16:55

OK my dear sister ... I will try to get back to post to you a little later but I must say now how sorry I am that I have not been here lately due to a lot of reasons. But I do hope you and your beautiful Solange had joyful birthdays - her's the Dec 7th and your's Dec 25th. :) You know I usually keep up with that but this year, I have really gone through some very stressful stuff, and just decided I would let everything run it's course and went into my steal-a-way to Jesus timeout. :) So, pleas forgive me for being away for so long. I have really missed you and all the other angel moms. I will try not to stay away so long in the future. Love you right back and you are so right ... we will always be here for one another! God bless you my dear sister, Selva! :)
Love and angel hugs,
PS: Well I guess this is a response to your post after all! Now, I can go take care of some errands before it gets too dark outside. :)

12/27/2007 01:08

To all our December Angel Moms/Dads, please know that extra special prayers go out to you from all of us here. We pray for peaceful moments and also signs to let you know that your precious and beloved Guardian Angel is alive and well in heaven. We all pray for strength to carry on; even though our lives have been changed forever. Sometimes through tears I allow myself to imagine the joy of that great heavenly family reunion that we all will experience someday, once we have finished our work here. Chris, thanks again for posting the December Special Dates list. It really does help to know that others who can relate to the magnitude of our grief and pain are saying extra prayers for us especially on our special day and also throughtout the holidays. Godís peace and blessings to all.

12/27/2007 01:27

Hello our dear Angel Mom, Sandy, ~ My heart went out to you and my heartfelt prayers went up to God on Christmas Eve. From your post, I could really feel your pain. Yes, the holidays are always hard on all of us even though we know our children and other loved ones are alive and well in heaven. I even prayed and asked God to forgive me for still missing my Diane and other loved ones so even though I know that God understands; and even though we know there will be a brighter day ahead. I just wanted to let you know that I thought of you and said a special prayer. You have done so much to encourage others on their grief journey, I just wanted to let you know that all of us here appreciate all that you do in the name of love.
God bless and keep you always.
Love, peace and powerful blessings!

12/27/2007 01:42

... and the Holy Spirit said, "Go write this down!"
[Sharing some poems from days gone by.] :)

Special Days

Special days are always hard
But even though we are far apart
We always know within our hearts
We share each others pain

No matter whether night or day
We never will forget to pray
That God will help us bear our grief
Throughout our special days

Though special days will come and go
There is always one thing that we know
Our Lord provides the help we need
As we go along our way

We know that God is on our side
Our special day needs He will provide
Within His grace we shall abide Ö
Until our work is here through

We therefore hold on to His hand
As we travel through this troubled land
With our children someday
Before His throne we will stand
Oh Ö What a Special Day that will be!

by: Verna R. Clay
From: Prayers & Poetry for the Bereaved
All Rights Reserved
Written Dec. 20, 2005
4:00 AM

12/27/2007 01:49

Chain Reaction

Sometimes I cry myself to sleep,
When to lifeís trials I see no end.
Just when it seems that no one cares,
God says to me, ďIíll be your friend.Ē

Sometimes I feel life is not worth living,
I get tired of trying I donít want to go on.
Just when Iíve almost given up,
God steps right in and makes me strong!

And uses me to help someone,
Who just canít bear their cross alone.
When to lifeís trials they see no end,
I say to them, ďIíll be your friend!Ē

Poem by Verna R. Clay ©
May 1996
[Written 3 months before my daughter, Diane, was killed in a chain reaction crash due to drunk driving.]

12/27/2007 10:14

To all who have lost a loved one mainly a child, My heart goes out to each and every one. I too have lost my son on 9/1/07 and I miss him. With prayer groups like this where we lift each other up is so inspirational. God hears and blesses each in his own special way. Good Bless all.

12/27/2007 10:31

Dear troubled, I cannot begin to feel the pain you are feeling during this season. I pray that God will continue to strengthen you with each new day. I am sure you are probably feeling like the world should surely end now, but look up to gain strength and encouragement. God has promised that he will never leave or forsake us and he will help up thru all things even the loss of a child. May God continue to bless you.

12/27/2007 18:31

Hey everyone! I pray that you all made it through the holidays okay. I know that they have been hard for me but i have managed to survuve them through the grace of GOD! I pray that as each day passes that you all find the peace that weare all searching for. Your friend Sarah Kay

12/27/2007 20:48

Dear troubled, I have a son who is 305 days clean from pres drugs. He tells me its hard for him when things get tough because he always used to get through and now he has learned other ways to "cope" God is a wonderful drug. God saved me from wanting to die a few times in my life.I pray that he will stay close to you and help you through your grief jouney. That what it is, it will never "go away" it comes and goes. I admire your honesty, and your work. Do not look at what you've done but what you are doing. "only 90 days" more like "Say WOW 90 days" One day at time! gets to be 100 days, 6 months, 6 years ect: God bless you and were glad you found us. Chris

12/27/2007 20:52

alpal, Welcome,I send you strength, We here, are here to help you carry that heavy cross. It is very heavy to carry alone. Chris

12/28/2007 14:05

Dear troubled,
I can't really add any more to Chris's wonderful post to you, I fully agree with her!
You can post here anytime, we'll ALWAYS listen and walk together with you on your Grief Journey,
Love, Hugs & Prayers,

12/28/2007 14:18

Hi our dear Miss V! Its SO good to see the posts from you, we've really missed your wise and loving words, :)and your touching poetry. Thank you my dear Miss V for your prayer for me, and you know you're always in mine...stay well and keep looking after yourself,
Much love & Hugs,

12/28/2007 14:33

Hello Joyce (alpal)
We welcome you with open arms, we're just sorry for the reason why....I'm glad you found us though!
Your loss of your cherished son is so recent, I know you must be in great pain and grief. I hope you'll post again, you'll only find acceptance, understanding, never any judging, love, support and of course prayer.
Love & Hugs,

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