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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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1/16/2008 21:23

To all of my friends in this circle, Thank you for your continued prayer and I know that each day I am getting stronger. I still miss my son, and it is very comforting to know that he is in Heaven. I come here not only to pray for our children and their parents but to find peace in my life. I have been a caregiver for so long that I am having trouble learning how to live and I pray that you all will pray for my emotional healing from being alone. Thank you again for your prayers.

1/18/2008 10:21

Hi dear Joyce,
Its a difficult Journey to be on, isn't it. This March it will be Shane's eighth year Anniversary and I still miss him and think of him everyday....our live's are split in two now, the one we had with our child in it and now the one without. Thanks be to God I'm no longer in that awful 24/7 pain but sometimes I'll still have my valley times and the tears come. We'll always miss them, until we're reunited with them in Heaven!
Don't forget that you're now a part of this family and yes, you can be sure that your intention will be prayed over, God bless you,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

1/18/2008 15:09

Thank you Sandy, each day it gets a little easier even thou it has only been four months. I still wake and go to sleep sometimes with him on my mind. I am thankful that God led me to this site and also to Celebrate Recovery I have made quite a few friends who want to walk with me and that is great. God promised that He would never leave us and he hasn't and he sends others to help too.
Thank you again Love and Prayers to you

1/18/2008 16:08

Dear Connie. My heart and prayers are with you today on Derrick's Heavenly Birthday, may our Lord wrap His Arms around you today and give you strenght and all His love. My love and prayers are with you. Selva

1/19/2008 09:25

Hello fellow parents in pain. I posted in December about the loss of my only son Eric, who was just 13 when he died three years ago from hanging (don't know if it was an intentional suicide or if he was playing a very dangerous "choking game" that has taken so many middle schoolers lives. Thank you all for sharing your well wishes and prayers. I am alone now, haven't worked as I was a home based worker and just couldn't manage. I am going to grief therapy 2x per week, which has helped immensely. I am a prayerful person who meditates daily and still struggle so much with the lonliness of not having my little clown, my son, my sun. I know I'm still a mother in God's eyes. But I am not one in everyday life, and it has been the hardest job to relinquish. I am now attempting to secure employment so I pray that God will give me the strength and guidance to go out into the world to help others. I too am a smoker (my only addiction and boy do I love my little packs of friends.) I pray for all of us to gather some strength in knowing that our precious children are sitting at the foot of Jesus, making miracles and smiling on us when we can find the strength to smile ourselves. I've been isolating myself due to PTSD, but was normally a very outgoing person, so I hope and pray that my God will take my fears and turn them into loving gestures to give to my fellow humanity. A special note to Bill, please, please accept my sincere prayer that you and your wife can turn to each other in your unspeakable sorrow. If we are blessed in our mourning, then you and your wife should be blessed times a million. No one should ever have to face the devastating loss that you have and my heart is breaking and also sending the most loving balm I can muster for you. Thanks to all here whose love and inspiration helps to calm a life that seems empty and often meaningless. I know every life is so very precious and even my lonely life is a gift to God to serve.

1/19/2008 20:26

Hi my sister ELANENERGY, Welcome again to this Circle of Love and understanding, I (we) understand so much what you mean by being a mother in this (what so called life), but I want you to know this " A Mother will Always be a Mother", here or wherever, I know of your pain, we all do, I lost my only child, my daughter Solange Aug 15th, 2002, she was only twenty years old, to a car accident, yes, no time to say good bye also, but somehow I know that Solange and Eric know each other by now, I swear, that all of our Angel kids are together because we are, I don't know how I came to this Circle of Love 2 months after my dear daughter went to Heaven, all I know that God sent me here, and this Sisters have helped me save my life until my mission is over, there is no judgement, no whys, no what in here, we all know of the pain and the lonely road that we have to go on, but with the help of this Circle of Love, we will keep on going until God decides that it is our time to be with our precious children, and this time FOREVER, please keep posting here whenever you feel like it, there is always untersdanting, love and prayers here and never a judgement, we all know of the despair, the whys, the anger and everything that comes with this horrible pain. My lovwe and prayers. Selva

1/19/2008 22:32

To all of my friends who have lost children, my earnest prayer tonight is that we will all find comfort in knowing that the children are in greater hands. I often wonder what my son would expect of me after he had left me alone. I know now that he would want me to make new friends to help fill the lonely hours and he probably would not want me to mourn too long just remember him and that is just what I am trying to do, I know that with the help of God and friends that I can call upon when I am lonely that I will be able to carry on until Christ returns. I thank each of you for your prayers and I pray that you will be assured that you are constantly in my prayers.
Sister in Christ

1/20/2008 16:32


1/20/2008 20:50

I'm not sure if this belongs here but I couldn't find another place to put it. My daughter has not died in the physical sense, but has declared herself dead to me. She wasn't no communication... doesn't want to see me, talk to me, anything. She went to live with her father in May and cut off everything except calls that were mean and nasty to the core and left me in a heap of tears. She has broken my heart into a zillion pieces. She was and is my world and has treadted me so badly in the past year (she is 17 now) and I have no idea whrere it is coming from. She does brilliantly in school, almost all A's, was invited to be in Honor Society and got a 1470 on her SAT's. She also, before moviing out, slammed me across the room, knocking over a bureau and pushed me into a wall. I have done nothing but love this child with my heart and soul since the day she was born. I am very ill and all I can think is that she can not deal with my illnesses. I've been having TIA's (mini strokes) and all I can think is that I will have a full blown stroke and never have the chance to sat goodbye to her. I love her so dearly. If just one person could pray that some kind of reconcilliation takes place, I would be more than grateful.

1/21/2008 11:06

I am so sorry for your hurt that you are experiencing at this time in your life. I cannot imagine that your daughter really wishes to be mean to you, it could be just that she is afraid and does not know how to handle the situation. I will pray for you and for her now.
Father God in heaven I pray that you in your infinite wisdom will intervene in this family and help them heal. We know not the time or the hour that you will return, but I do know that it is your will that we love one another as thou it were you sitting in front of us. Father I ask forgiveness for this family, you know what needs your touch and I pray that the family will realize as well and ask for your guidance. Father I pray that you will not take this mother without the daughter making ammends for whatever needs to be mended. I ask this in Jesus name Amen

1/22/2008 09:44

Hello ElaineEnergy,
Welcome back! I agree with everything our dear sister Selva said to you, this is the hardest Journey that a Parent will ever take, so I'm happy you're receiving help with a Grief Counsellor.....I joined a Support Group for Bereaved Moms led by a Grief Counsellor and found some 'tools' to help me cop a little better. Keep meditating and praying as well, God knows intimately of your pain.
You are still a mother as Selva said, love is everlasting, eternal and cannot die, so that love bond with your child is always there. My prayers are with you and please post anytime,
Love, Hugs & Prayers,

1/22/2008 09:48

Dear ROCKYMONEY, you're among friends, sisters here who know of the awful pain of losing a beloved child. Be assured of my prayers for you and thank you for your prayers for all of us,
Love, Prayers & Hugs,

1/22/2008 10:01

Hello dear Debbie,
I too am sorry to read about your daughter and your health. I pray the Holy Spirit open's the minds and hearts and clear's the way for a reconciliation (touching her Dad also). I ask this through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus. I also pray that the Divine Physician touch's you and your health greatly improves.
Love & Hugs,

1/22/2008 10:07

Hi dear Joyce,
I'm so glad that you have a lot of support, yes, God does send us earth Angels as I call them, to love and help us through and for that I'm very grateful.
You're truly a Blessing to all who come here and a powerful Prayer Warrior, I pray for Christ's peace for you as you deal with your own loss,
Love & Hugs,

1/23/2008 06:12

Lord I come and lift this family before You and ask You to heal all broken hearts.All loneliness.You are the great healer Lord the Bible tells us all Your miracles.We lift them up In Jesus name,Amen.

1/23/2008 10:15

Hello missioneal,
Thank you for your beautiful prayer, its always so appreciated and we're very grateful, when someone who hasn't suffered the loss of a precious child take's the time to come here and post. May our loving God bless you in whatever way He knows you need,
Love & Hugs,

1/23/2008 11:25

Sandy, Thank you for your kindness, I must say that when I am on line praying for someone else that I tend to forget about my own loss. Yes I love my son and I knew for a long time that he would be possibly going home to be with Jesus before me. You know no parent wants to think of losing a child regardless of the child's age but it's wonderful to know that God has told us that he would never give us more than we can handle and all we need do is to call upon his name and lean on him. "Come all who are weak and heavy ladened and I will give you rest". Thank you again

1/24/2008 12:32

Hello. Many thanks Selva and Shaner for your prayers. The lonliness and depression are a tough combo. Somedays, I just read all day, books written by moms who have lost their children to see how they cope. Or novels that address the same topic. It is so very hard for me to rejoin that outside world. I've secluded myself now for three years because of the PTSD, and anything, anything can trigger a flashback or grief bust that makes me run out of the store or away from a social event. I haven't worked for three years, because I was self-employed and ran my own biz, but it takes energy, enthusiasm and confidence that I no longer posses. My prayer is that God will give me the courage and the strength to use my wisdom and compassion to overcome my fear and depression so that I can again find even the smallest joys and comfort from my life. I know it is what my dear Eric wants for me. Thank you all for being here, this place where I find comfort and friends. And thanks to my hospice counselor who still believes in me. God bless each and every soul who wanders here under the most painful circumstances life can inflict upon a parent. May we all find strength and comfort in our collective prayers. Teri

1/25/2008 08:50

elanenergy, I pray that the Lord will touch you and give you his peace. When our tears fall which often they do without warning, remember that our tears are God's way of cleansing our souls. I pray that you will heal little by little and be blessed.

1/25/2008 15:00

I ask for prayers for me. I lost my 15 year old son Daniel to a senseless school shooting 8 years ago. Recent other losses (my best friend died in Sept) and my mother-in-law just passed away have brought back some of the pain which never really went away to begin with.

1/26/2008 09:31

I am so sorry for your recent losses. I cannot phanthom the pain you are going thru right now with your recent losses. Father I lift this child up to you that you will shield her and protect her during this period in her life that she is experiencing grief. Father I pray that you will manifest yourself to her and show her that you are aware of her pain and that you have promised to never leave us and never forsake us. Father give her strength for each new day according to your blessings in Heaven. Amen

1/26/2008 21:41

Heavenly Father, Creator God, hear the prayers of your children for those who have lost their little ones ... here in our country as well as overseas. Give them strength and comfort in their time of sorrow. Continue to hold them in Your loving arms and heal their hearts with each passing day. Do not let their hearts harden, but let their hearts continue to be open to Your love. I pray this in the name of Jesus, for I know my prayer will be granted. Amen.

1/27/2008 15:02

Dear Linda, I'm so sorry to read about the tragic loss of your precious Daniel, yes, so senseless, as well as your recent losses. You're so right, any losses we endure after losing our child do bring up that awful pain that we learn how to live with. Welcome to this Circle of Love as we call it and please post anytime, we all understand here. My prayers are with you and everyone else who comes here,
Love & Hugs,

1/27/2008 15:15

Hello dear Teri,
Never lose hope, I know that with the help you're receiving and prayer, meditation, you'll slowly overcome your PTSD even if its just baby steps at the beginning. Just take it slowly, one hour, one day, at a time. You're always going to miss your child, but with time we learn how to live with it, you just need more time..your time, not somebody else's timetable for you. Know that you're loved and supported here too and this is a very safe haven to let your feelings out and be honored for them, never judged! So I pray you keep posting,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

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