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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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hothoosiers
4/5/2002 18:48

Dear blueskiesdoisee1:
God bless you for all that you have had to endure in such a short amount of time! I am most definately praying for you and your family. I am glad to know that you are receiving help with medication. Now the heavens will be stormed with prayers for you as well! I hope that you continue to post here so that we may receive posts on how you and your family are doing.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/5/2002 19:18

Dear mej80:
Thank you so much for posting your prayer request here. I will most definately pray for the family of Derek Shelton. I hope they realize what a wonderful friend/family member that they have in you. Please encourage them to visit this site. I just know that the love, prayers, and wisdom that the other wonderful people that post here would help and comfort them so much. God bless you!
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/5/2002 19:29

Dear NatashaC74:
How I wish I could take your pain and sorrow away! I am so sorry for the loss of your precious baby. I am sure that I would be questioning my faith as well if I experienced what you have. Please know that I truly believe that the Lord has a plan for all of this, and I know that you are a believer as well, because I can feel it in your words. You are just grief-stricken right now and you have every right to be. Take all the time you need to work through these feelings. Talk to your minister, family, friends, counselor, or whoever else you need to. From what the other parents tell us, all of those feelings of doubt are normal. I truly pray that you and your family find the comfort and strength to deal with such an awful tragedy.
Lord be with you!
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/5/2002 19:38

Dear pun82224:
You are so right when you said that we all need a prayer every now and then. I am sure that you agree with me when I say that my prayers were answered when I found this site and all of the wonderful people here, including yourself! I am so lucky to have people that care about me that have never even met me. I have been going through a tough time (I will explain later), and so many people from this site cared enough to e-mail me to make sure that I was alright! The Lord is definately here on these pages and in the hearts of the many who post here.
God bless you and all who post here,
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/5/2002 19:59

To all of my wonderful friends at this site:
My heartfelt thanks go out to each and every one of you. I have received so many e-mails and posts making sure that I am okay and I just want everyone to know how much I love and appreciate each and every one of you. I recently went to my doctor because I thought I might have a "female" problem. I was told that tests confirmed I was pregnant and having a miscarriage. I am stunned and confused because I have been on the birth control pill for about 9 months now (since the birth of my son on June 11, 2001). I realize that no birth control is 100%, but never in my mind did I think that I would be in this situation. My husband and I are depressed (of course), but we are in mixed emotions as well. We did not plan on having another child at this time, but yet we are sad and grieving because it is not that we wanted a child to die either. I am just confused. Part of me thinks that I got pregnant for a reason. That child was meant to be. But then another part of me says that the child was not meant to be because it did not survive, and that maybe the Lord took the baby because something else was wrong. I don't know. I can only trust in the Lord that his way is perfect and that I will know when it is my time.
I hope that I have reached all of the posts that I have missed and if I missed anyone please accept my apologies. I love each and every one of you and pray that you had a Happy Easter. Eudora, my prayers are also with you at this most difficult time. I pray for you everyday, but I am sorry that I did not post on the anniversary of Carol's passing. I hope you know how much you mean to me and that you are always in my thoughts and prayers!
Love always to each and everyone here,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


shaner
4/5/2002 20:20

Hello Barb, (eudora), that is a most beautiful, heartfelt Memoriam. It truly does say it all, doesn't it. It really speaks right from the heart, and now I can see why you picked it. I cut out Shane's Memoriams and put them into a special Memory Book that I made of him, did you do somewhat of the same? Thanks for sharing it with us, I hope it brought you much comfort on a very difficult day,
Luv Sandy


shaner
4/5/2002 20:31

Hello Tammy, sweetie, I can only imagine how you and your husband must be feeling right now. What a terrible sadness, and, as you say, mixed emotions. It's so good to read that you have your husband to lean on, and he has you at this time. And you have this Circle. We all love you and will pray for peace, comfort and acceptance for this terrible event in your lives. You have your great faith to draw upon, and that faith sustains us through life's setbacks. Leaning on Our Lord, and knowing that He only works for the good of our lives, however painful they may be sometimes is what faith is all about. God bless you and your husband, and it goes without saying, you both will be prayed for here,
Luv Sandy


mej80
4/6/2002 10:08

tammy (hothoosiers) - thank you so much for your prayers - it means a lot! it has been a week since derek's death - i know these days are even more difficult for his family - please keep praying! thanks! mej80


hothoosiers
4/6/2002 16:40

Dear Shaner:
Thank you so much for your prayers for me and my family Sandy. How much I need and appreciate them now and always. I am doing pretty well. Sometimes I feel guilty because I think I should be so upset. I am upset, but I am more surprised and bewildered I guess. I don't really know how I feel. I just keep doing what I usually do everyday, but sometimes my mind starts wandering to "what if I did something wrong?" And then I have to remind myself that I didn't know. How can I protect something that I didn't know existed. I kept taking my pills, I took aspirin, I drank some alcohol a couple times. I just keep feeling like I might have contributed in some way to this and I don't like that feeling.
My husband keeps telling me that there was no way that those few incidents could have caused this and that there was a higher reason that this happened. And deep down I know he is right, but you know how a mother's mind works, "If only I had done this, or hadn't done that." We want to protect our children from everything. I am just sad that I could not protect him/her from whatever it was.
Thank you for listening to me ramble on and on. I will be okay. I guess it is just going to take some time to sink in. I just have a decrease in trust of certain things right now that I thought were trustworthy.
My prayers are also with you and your family. Thanks again for all of your comfort and advice.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/6/2002 16:47

Dear mej80:
How nice of you to pray for me right now. I so much appreciate that. It makes me happy to make new friends here and now you are one of them. Thank you.

You are so right when you quoted that Psalm about God being our refuge and strength. But our friends are as well and everyone at this site has become my refuge and strength. I am so glad that you came here because I know that your life will be as greatly rewarded as mine has from all of the truly remarkable people that post here.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


eudora
4/6/2002 18:55

Dear Tammy,I wish you were not going through the turmoil you are right now.I do believe things were meant to happen.And honey,you did nothing wrong.You did not even know you were pregnant.And i love you and will be praying for you and your husband.I am also glad he is there for you to lean on.You are strong in the Lord and he will see you through this sadness and let you see why it happened.And you are so right we are all here for each other to lean on and give strength.You surely don't have to apologize for not posting on Carols anniversary.It is alright.I knew something was wrong with you because you were so faithful to post here for all of us.Please know how much i care for you.Love,Barb


eudora
4/6/2002 19:05

Hi Sandy,I am so glad you liked the memorial.I did cut it out of the paper.I keep everything like that.The paper that i put it in they always laminate memorials or other announcements and sends you a copy.I am glad they do that.Because that way it will never get destroyed.I wish i had thought to make a memory book.I think that was a wonderful idea.You know you are always here for us all but i want you to know that i am here for you too.I know that you have the same feelings we do and i also pray for God to continue to give you peace and comfort.Love,Barb


hothoosiers
4/6/2002 20:39

Dear Barb:
Lord bless you for the wonderful person that you are. You are so caring and understanding. I am so glad that you are here for me and so many others. You always look past your own needs to nurture someone elses. I just love you for that.
Thank you so much for your care and understanding. I just hope you realize what a Godsend you are. I thank my Lord above for the day that He brought me to this site and to you.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


shaner
4/7/2002 09:43

Dearest Tammy, your husband is absolutely right, there is NOTHING that you did that contributed to your miscarriage, so please don't feel any guilt over it. I echo what your husband and Barb have told you, there is a higher reason why this happened, so please take some comfort out of that.
It was in God's Hands, and for whatever reason, He took that tiny baby back home with Him. It's only natural that you're feeling confused, and wondering the "what if's", you're probably experiencing some shock over what has happened to you. Sweetie, you can 'ramble on' here anytime you want to, you're going through a lot of mixed emotions right now, and I'm happy that you're letting them out, and honoured that you feel so comfortable here that you've shared them with us. We all love you and I pray that our words here have helped you a little bit. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, and may Our Lord be close by your side right now, and His Angels giving you comfort. God bless you and your family,
Luv Sandy


shaner
4/7/2002 09:50

Hi Barb, that's another wonderful idea, that the paper laminates the Memoriam for you. Thank you for your love and comfort and prayers, Barb, I do need help also, and I love everyone who posts here, I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you for your prayers, and you know you're always in mine, I love you all dearly, the love on these pages is what makes this Circle so unique, and helps us in our Journey of Grief. So thanks again, Barb, and you know that you and everyone else are always in my prayers.
Luv Sandy


LOVE2U
4/8/2002 05:03

To all my dear prayer circle friends~
I am asking for your prayers. I have been under a great deal of stress concerning health issues since my last post. I also learned recently that a couple of our dear friends lost their 29 year old son in a tragic manner. This child grew up in our neighborhood. Right now, this couple is in shock. Both father and mother are in a daze. The young man was shot and the person who shot him has been arrested. Please pray for this mom and dad, and also pray that God will help them get through this.

I also ask that you pray for me; that my health concerns will improve. I have missed being able to post, but I continue to pray for all. I will try to catch up on back post soon.
May God continue to bless each and everyone; and as always, I pray that our Lord and Savior will provide each of you with more and more precious moments of peace.
Love to all,
Verna


shaner
4/8/2002 09:13

Hello Verna, we all pray that your health improves greatly, and that soon you'll be back to your old self. We also pray for your friends, the dear parents who've lost their son so tragically and needlessly. May God bless them immensely as only He can in their sorrow. And we wish you more and more moments of peace in your own life,
Luv Sandy


hothoosiers
4/8/2002 16:57

Dear love2u (Verna):
I will be praying that you are feeling better soon.
I also will pray for your dear friends that are going through such an awful tragedy. My heart aches for those parents and what turmoil they must be in. They have a wonderful friend in you and I know that you will give them such comfort and advice. Please keep us posted on how they are doing and maybe in their own time they will become part of this circle.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


hothoosiers
4/8/2002 17:01

Dear Shaner:
Thank you again Sandy for your wonderful words. I am realizing this more and more each day. I guess it just helps to be reminded by friends and family. I will be okay.
Lord bless you for caring so much. The feeling is mutual. I am still so happy that I found all of you!
Love always,
Tammy Cooper
jaycee5@bellsouth.net


eudora
4/8/2002 19:08

Dearest Verna,I will be praying for your health to improve greatly.I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well.I also will be praying for your friends.What a terrible tragedy.I pray that God will bestow on them such peace and comfort at this griefstricken time.Please keep us posted on your health and how your friends are doing.You are so missed when you don't post.I love you dearly,Verna.Love,Barb


eudora
4/8/2002 19:14

Hi Tammy,I pray you are doing better.I think of you a lot.Your such a sweetie.I am also glad God brought us together.You are precious to me and to this prayer circle.Love Ya,Barb


eudora
4/8/2002 19:20

Hi Sandy,just wanted to say hi and pray all is well with you and yours.I have to come here everyday for the peace of mind i get from this circle.I love everyone here and just want to help when i can.You know i think God is so happy about this circle,don't you? Take care and God bless.Love,Barb


mej80
4/8/2002 23:02

tammy - thank you so much for your prayers and kind words - i have gained a lot from all of you wonderful people!
verna - i am praying for you and your health - i will also be praying for your friends that have lost their son

*I can do everything through him who gives me strength! Phil. 4:13


shaner
4/9/2002 10:33

Hello Tammy, I'm so happy to read that you're feeling much better over your miscarriage. I know that the prayers of this Circle, and your loving husband and friends also have been a source of comfort for you during this emotional time for you. I'm happy that you've arrived at some peace over this, and I know that Our Lord is keeping you very close to Him during your ordeal. We're all very happy that you found this Circle too, I just know that God led you here! We all love you dearly and appreciate so much your love back to us and our new members, you're a treasure, as I've said before! Continued prayers for you and your precious family,
Luv Sandy

 
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