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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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shaner
3/13/2002 09:03

Hello pun82224, thank you for being part of this Circle, yes, there is strength in numbers as they say, so all of our prayers for each other are appreciated, and we know without a doubt that God hears them. Thank you so much for your own prayers, may God bless you abundantly,
Luv Sandy


shaner
3/13/2002 09:13

Hello Jennifer23, I'm so sorry to read about your brother and also your fiance, what pain to bear! As your brother Mark's Anniversary approaches, I pray that it will be a day filled with peace and love, remembering all the good and happy times you shared, and all the love that he brought into your lives. I ask Our Lord to be with you and your parents during this time, to give you peace, and His love, for spiritual strength at this time, and always. We pray for your brother, your fiance, and the person who took your brother's life, all that you requested, you're in our thoughts and prayers, and know that you'll be prayed for here, as well as your hurting family, your brother is always in your hearts, never to be forgotten, always loved, until you all see him again one day, God bless you all,
Luv Sandy


hothoosiers
3/13/2002 19:12

Dear Verna (LOVE2U):
Thank you so much for posting at Rhonda's memorial site. It is so wonderful to read your posts and to know that mine mean so much to you as well. This site has been an answer to my prayers (as I have said before). You, Shaner, and Eudora have welcomed me into this site and I turn to you all and the other people that post here as often as I can. I love you all and you all give a meaning to love, compassion, and humanity to me. I most definately have friends and family that I can talk to about my feelings, but this is different. This is people that do not interract with me on a day-to-day personal basis. This is the real world and real people whose opinions I value dearly and whose advice and prayers I welcome openly.
I hope you know how much I care for you and that I am praying for you and your family each and every day.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
3/13/2002 19:24

Dear dovesfromheaven:
I am so glad to see that you posted again. Like plapfm, I wondered how you were doing. I know how hard it must be on you and your family right now since Joseph's birthday was on March 7. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I hope that you are doing alright.
I too, believe in signs from God and was so inspired by yours of your garden.
No message here is too long, I read all of them. I believe that each and every person that posts here comes for a reason and deserves to know that someone is listening and praying for them. We all feel compassion for our fellow man(woman) and this site is where I have found a way to respond to as many of those people as I can.
Please know that I will always read, listen, and hear your posts. I will think of you often and hope that your garden blooms as beautiful as your heart.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
3/13/2002 19:30

Dear jennifer23:
I am so sorry for the losses that you and your family have had to experience in such a short period of time. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family as I am sure the other wonderful people who post here will be as well.
Lord bless you and give you comfort. You have found a site that will offer you whatever you need in comfort, advice, and prayer.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


LOVE2U
3/14/2002 06:10

Hello Everyone~I am going to try to make this short. It breaks my heart, but I have been warned to stay off line until my son-in-law comes by tomorrow to work on my computer! I know very little about computers, but according to him, the memory is running out on my computer. He said if it crashes, I could lose all my files. So, I wanted to let everyone know about this and I hope to be posting prayers just as soon as the problem is fixed. He is going to try to have it up and going by tomorrow, or today,... now that it is already March 15th.

Sandy~ (shaner)please know that I am praying for precious moments of peace for you and your family on this, the 3rd anniversary of your Shane's passing. I will do the same for Cindy and her family; and for the other moms who are going through a period of special "valley" days; I know all too well how those special days can bring it all back just as though it were yesterday. So I will continue to pray for all.

Tammy ~Thank you for your kind words and for all the wonderful post you share with all of us. This has been a very stressful time for me since I am having problems with my computer.:( I read your post,which I just discovered is on the next page (I think):) I started posting without checking the page. Maybe you will see this since it may show up on the right page. If it doesn't then I will leave a note for you all on the right page. I just looked up and discovered that I am on page 45 instead of 46. :)I just wanted to let you know that I read your post to me, and I do so appreciate your kind words and the manner in which you always inspire all who post here. You are such a blessing to us all! :) Thank you so much for your show of compassion and love.:) I love you dearly, and I just love to read your post to each and everyone!
Love2U & Family,
Verna
Barb ~ Thank you for your love, compassion, and support. Like Tammy,you have been such a blessing to all who post here.:)Please know that I will remember you in my prayers, as your Carol's anniversary draws near. Iwill be posting to you and the other moms just as soon as I can. Among other things, I am on the contact committee for our 41st class reunion and have just recently learned how to store all of the names and addresses in something called a data base, and if my computer crashes, I would have to do it all over again! And, Lord knows, I don't type fast!:) It took days to finish it.:) There were 360 in our graduating class! So I am going to have to make myself stay off line for a few hours! Lord knows, I will miss all of you during that time! But, of course, I will always keep praying for all who have lost a child/children, or other loved one or friend.

To all the other bereaved moms, please know my heart goes out to each of you, and that I appreciate each of you and thank you for praying for us and for sharing with us your wonderful stories as God reveals Himself to each of you. God has revealed Himself to me so many times and in so many ways, until I just can't praise Him enough! :) It just warms my heart when I read that others have had these kind of things happen to them! I can hardly wait to share with the world that God Is! And, that in times of sorrow, He will reveal Himself in ways that you can not doubt that He knows about your cross, and He is not about to allow you to try to carry your cross alone! Just keep reminding yourselves that God Is, and that He is Our Father, and that He loves each and everyone of His children!:) May God richly bless each of you with His blessed assurance, and His everlasting love! :)
Love2 All
Verna


dovesfromheaven
3/14/2002 08:48

Dear All, I can truly feel the peace that comes from each of you as I read your posts! Thank you ALL for your kind words and prayers! When I go for my walk everyday, that is when I pray for All of you. I live in the country, so it is very quiet and peaceful (no distractions), and a great time for me to just lift my head and heart toward the heavens and pray to Our Wonderful Jesus! I'm so glad I found this prayer circle. It's nice to have a place to talk about our loved ones and experiences and you never tire of listening. I know that it wasn't an accident that I found ALL of you! God led me here. Thank you to all who listens with a kind and compassionate heart! I love you! May God Bless each of you!
Tammy, thank you for responding to my letter, that was so kind of you. I'm doing ok, it was hard last Thursday the 7th. I'm realizing lately how hard it has been for my other 2 sons and daughter also. They need some prayers. I've been in so much pain myself that I have overlooked their pain. They were all very close to Joseph. My oldest son is just now starting to open up about it. Him and Joe did alot together and were truly best friends. It was the first time no one called to tell me they were thinking of me and my husband, except for our 3 other children. I guess others think we're just fine now, it's only been 2 years and almost 4 months. They don't know the true pain we feel day in and day out and I don't expect them to know. I have my ups and downs. But by the grace of God, He is bringing me through my journey of grief one day at a time. At times it's just so hard to believe still. I don't want to believe it happened. I guess that's what you go thru to get to the point where you finally accept it. I haven't gotten there yet and I don't know if I ever will. It's hard to accept that I'm going to go on and get old without my son Joseph. Somedays I have an overwhelming sense of peace, so I know that is when others like you and the rest here in this circle are praying for me! Thank you aso much! My dove garden is a special place and I will treasure it for a long time to come. It's 2 years old this spring and it will be more beautiful as time goes on.
Dear Father, I lift up Sandy (Shaner) and Cindy and I ask for your love to surround them and there families tomorrow as they remember there beloved children on the anniversaries. Help them Lord to remember the good times they had with their child and to have peace that only You can give during these sad times. Thank you Jesus. I pray also for every Mom that comes to this circle of prayer to find peace and comfort from You and that you would wrap your loving arms around them and to feel your Presence with them during their "valley days". In Jesus name, Amen.
God loves each and everyone!
Love Yvonne<><


shaner
3/14/2002 20:21

Thank you all you wonderful moms, for your kind thoughts and prayers, as we come up on tomorrow, our Shane's Anniversary. This Circle is definitely one of love, and I carry this love with me, not only tomorrow, but everyday! Love back to all of you, and my prayers to you all also. Father, I humbly come before you, and ask You to again bless all these wonderful people, who post out of love, giving comfort and support to all, through Your Son, Our Lord, Amen. Love to all,
Luv Sandy


cindys1021
3/16/2002 02:21

It's been a while since I've posted, but hitting the 1 year mark today since our Kristina died has drawn me nearer to those who I know share my pain and grief. Only those of us that have lost a child can truly understand the pain - but it's that common understanding that supports me and gives me strength. Please pray for my dear Kristina, and for Diane & Shane, and all the children of those who are left behind with broken hearts. God Bless.


shaner
3/16/2002 08:18

Hi Cindy, nice to see you posting here again; yesterday was a difficult day for you, Kristina's 1st year Anniversary, and our Shane's 3rd. You're so right, here in this Circle, we find comfort among the other wonderful moms who post here, who know of the pain and grief that we live with, and how the 'special days' are so very hard. It is that common understanding that supports us, and the love behind it. You know that your Kristina was prayed for, as well as you, and I hope your day was a little bit easier, knowing that we were with you in prayer and spirit. May God bless you and your's,
Luv Sandy


NOAHSCHILD
3/18/2002 17:15

I ALSO LOST MY BELOVED SON, IT HAS BEEN 5 YRS. I CANT BELIEVE HOW THE TIME HAS PASSED, I SAY THIS TO YOU THAT IF YOU GIVE YOUR PAIN AND HURT TO THE FATHER HE WILL MOVE IT TO A SMALLER PLACE IN YOUR HEART AND LEAVE NOTHING BUT BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES AND PEACE. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE FATHER HAS A MASTER PLAN FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE, HE LOVES YOU AND SO DO I RFB


shaner
3/19/2002 12:23

Hello NOAHSCHILD, I'm so sorry for your loss also of your beloved child. Time certainly does have a way of passing quickly, and we wonder where it's gone.
Yes, the Father does give us many graces and blessings to help us with our pain and grief, and in time, we will be able to remember all the wonderful times we had with our child, rather than the painful memories. God is always our refuge, and we draw upon His strength to see us through the difficult times and He never lets us down. He does have a plan for all of us, and may we always follow His great plan for us in our lives. Thank you for your post, those further along the Journey of Grief, such as yourself, are a comfort to those who are still experiencing great pain. God bless you,
Luv Sandy


hothoosiers
3/19/2002 18:36

Dear Shaner:
I am so sorry for not posting sooner, but our computer was down for several days and I could not send you a message that I was thinking a praying for you on the 3rd anniversary of Shane's passing. Please know that I think and pray for you everyday.
Love always,
Tammy


hothoosiers
3/19/2002 18:37

Dear dovesfromheaven:
Thank you so much for your kind words. You are most definately a blessing as well and God bless you and your family!
Love always,
Tammy


hothoosiers
3/19/2002 18:40

Dear cindys1021:
I am so sorry about your Kristina. I know the anniversary must be extremely hard on you and your family. Please know that I will most definately pray for your family and the many others that must go through such indescribeable pain. Lord bless you
Love always,
Tammy Cooper


hothoosiers
3/19/2002 18:44

Dear NOAHSCHILD:
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I am sure that 5 years passing does not diminish the pain you must feel. God does have a master plan for all of us....I truly believe that as well. I know that you will see your son again and what a joyous moment that will be.
Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper


shaner
3/20/2002 07:59

Hello Tammy, and thank you for your prayers, nice to see you posting again, I hope all your compter woes are behind you now.
Luv Sandy


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 04:06

Dear Father, ~Thank You for giving me the opportunity to communicate once again with the members of our prayer circle. :) You know how much each and every one of them have come to mean to me. They are like family. :) Father, I pray that You will continue to give each of us those precious moments of
peace for which we pray. Father, for those who are going through a period of valley days, please wrap your loving arms around them, right now, Father; and give them the strength to endure. Please Father, I ask that You would give them your hand and lift each of them out of the valley, and help each of them to seek the peaceful moments, for which we pray. Please, Father, help each of us to find those precious moments,Lord, through family and friends. Comfort us, Lord, as only You can. These things I ask in Jesusí name,
Amen


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 04:09

Dear Tammy,~Thank you for posting at Dianeís memorial site. It means a lot to me to know that you took the time to post there in addition to all the compassionate post that you always post here to all the bereaved moms. Lord knows, we love you for your thoughtfulness and your prayers that you post on a regular basis. God is using you to perform a much needed service, and Iím sure I speak for all the other moms when I say that we love you dearly for the work you are doing in Jesus name. :) My computer has
been acting up also, and I am so glad to finally be able to post again. :) I want you to know that I have, and will continue to pray for you and your precious little family, and I thank you so much for your prayers. I have also added your friendís family to my prayer list that I keep on my desk and by my bedside. My heart goes out to them as well.
LOVE2U & Family
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 04:13

Dear Cindy,~Thank you so much for your post here and also at Dianeís memorial site. Thank you also for the touching way in which you remember all of our guardian angles on your email signature. :) My Diane had such a grateful and kind spirit. She was always willing to help those less fortunate than herself. :) Five years,-- to me-- sometimes is just like yesterday! Thank you again, for your thoughtfulness.:) I pray that God
will give you those moments of peace for which we pray. I will keep you and your precious family in my prayers always. :)
LOVE2U & Family,
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 04:15

Dear Barb,~I have missed you so much. :) Every time I find a penny, I smile and think of you and your
Carol. :) I pray that God is blessing you with those precious moments of peace for which we pray. I know
that this is a very stressful and sad time for you. The special days are always so very hard to get through.
But with Godís help, and the prayers that we pray, we somehow manage to make it through. Thatís the
wonderful thing about prayer. It does make a world of difference to know that others are thinking about
you and what you are going through. Sometimes I wonder how I made it as far as I did before God
allowed me to find this wonderful prayer circle. I thank Him for leading me here. I donít even remember
how I happened to find it. I just know that God placed it in my path, just two days before Dianeís
birthday. :) Thatís just one of the many reasons I can still say--after all I have been through-- ďIsnít God
wonderful!Ē God bless you Barb, and always know that I will keep you and family in my prayers!
LOVE2U & Family,
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 06:54

Dear Dovesfromheaven,~First, let me say how sorry I am to read about the loss of your precious son, Joseph. I, too, have lost a child tragically and without warning. My daughter, Diane, had just celebrated her 36th birthday on Aug. 16, 1996. She was killed Aug. 31, 1996, in a chain reaction wreck involving 2 cars, 2 pickup trucks, and drunk driving. I will never forget what it was like, when I first heard the news. Nor will I forget what it was like being told that I would have to wait 3 days before I would be allowed to
identify the body. The wreck took place on Labor Day weekend, therefore, the morgue was closed until after the holiday. Had it not been for God, I know I would have not survived both the shock of losing my child, plus the waiting. Especially, since I was begging God to please let me die. :) And, like so many other moms have stated; it wasnít that I wanted to die, it was the indescribable pain that made me feel as though I did. I agree that the loss of a child is unlike any other loss. As Sandy says, part of us goes with our child, and a part of them stays with us. We go on, but in a different way. Life, for us, will never be the same; but we learn to go on with the help of God, and family and friends who pray for us daily.
Thank you for your heartfelt prayers, and like the other moms, I will keep you and family in my prayers.
I think itís wonderful that you have done a garden in Joeís memory. :) Keep us posted about how your
Dove Garden is coming along, :) Again, thank you so much for your prayers.
LOVE2U & Family
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 06:58

Dear Sandy ,
Thank you sooo much for providing such a warm and friendly and compassionate home away from home for bereaved parents who have lost a child, or, in some cases, children. I know how modest you are; God bless you, :) but I must say whatís in my heart. :) I know Shane is smiling down on you with great pride for the work that you are doing for our Father, God. :) I can just imagine hearing him saying to God,
ďThatís my Mom; Isnít she wonderful?Ē :) And, I am sure that God agrees. You have helped so many
with your wonderful and compassionate comments. Your words of wisdom provide comfort to all who read them. I know I speak for all the moms when I say; We love you, and we thank God for all the
blessings He is sending to each of us, through you! :) May God bless you and family.
LOVE2U
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com


LOVE2U
3/21/2002 07:15

To All the Wonderful Moms who post here:~(especially the newly bereaved moms) :) We love you, we share your pain, we want you to know how very much we appreciate your posts, the poems you share, your prayers, and your prayer requests. God hears each and every heartfelt prayer! Your prayers/prayer
requests that you post for yourself and/or for others, are important to each member of our prayer circle.
God hears each and every heartfelt prayer! There have been many times, during the early stages of grieving the loss of my daughter, when I felt I couldnít pray! My pain was so very great, until all I could say was, ďLord, have mercy!Ē And, He did! :) Please continue to help us pray for all who have lost a
precious child! And, -- as Sandy reminds us in her own way :) -- each and every one of us is doing
Godís work when we pray for all bereaved moms, and anyone else whom we feel is in need of prayer!
May God bless each of you and your family.:)
LOVE2U
Verna
VCLAY100@aol.com

 
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