Prayer Circles


search | directory | create new | edit existing


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
multimedia
send to a friend

Read Prayers.


shaner
6/8/2002 11:35

Hello dear Ailiesmom, and welcom to this Circle for parents who have lost a child. I posted at your beautiful Memorial Site for your precious daughter, it's a wonderful tribute to her and the life she lived! You are now a member of this Circle where you'll find love, compassion, support and understanding, we have some very incredible moms here, who've also lost a precious child. Please post here whenever you feel like it, it's a safe haven, your feelings will always be honoured, and you can talk about whatever is on your mind, we're all here to uplift one another. Our love and prayers are with you and your family, and may God in His goodness bless you all, and give you some comfort and peace,
Luv Sandy


deborahpoo
6/9/2002 04:36

DEAR SHANER,
I DO BELIEVE THAT ALL THE PRAYERS THAT EVERYONE DID HELPED. AND I'M SO THANKFUL TO BE APART OF THIS CIRCLE. I DON'T BELIEVE MY PRAYERS ALONE WOULD OF HELPED,ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS VERY OLD. SHE IS SUCH A STRONG DOG. I GUESS SHE LOVES US SO MUCH AND SHE IS HAPPY THAT SHE IS NOT READY TO GO ANY WHERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. LUV DEBBY


shaner
6/9/2002 04:58

Hi Debby, yes, I think all prayers that were said for Dascerie helped her to become healthier, old or not, she's a part of your family, and I know you love her a lot! Yes, she must be very happy where she is, and she's not ready to leave you, she wants to stick around for the love and treats, :). I'm so happy to hear it, Debby, God loves His animals too! Love and prayers,
Luv Sandy


shaner
6/9/2002 08:30

Hello to Everyone!
We've all been wondering where our Tammy has gone to, well apparently she was in a bad car accident, hit by a drunk driver, and sustained broken legs in the accident. Thank goodness she's still alive! She's alright, recuperating at home, and has her darling family there to help her. Of course our love, thoughts, concern and prayers are with her, I just wish we could have found out sooner! We all love Tammy and know what a special person she is, and what a blessing she has been to this Circle! I know that we'll all be praying for her, and sending her our good wishes for a speedy recovery!
Luv Sandy


LOVE2U
6/9/2002 12:31

Sandy, ~ :(
Oh, Dear God in heaven, ~ I guess that why I haven't been able to get our Tammy off my mind. The spiritual connection we moms have with our beloved Tammy is so real! Just yesterday or the day before, I was reading some of the earlier post both here at our prayer circle and also at some of the memorial sites. And, for reasons I understand now, ... each page I clicked on their was one or, in most cases, several post from Tammy. One, in particular, was a prayer request Tammy posted requesting prayer for someone that has her last name. She told us how to find the memorial site, and asked that we post there; which I did. You will see my post and the other mom's posts when you visit the site. It just goes to prove that much of the assessment that Rabbi Kushner shares with us in his book: When Bad Things Happen To Good People, ... is well worth thinking about. Although I still find some things confusing and sometimes difficult to accept, ... I still hold on to much of what I believe God revealed to me in the poem Spear Of Strength that He inspired me to write over 25 years ago, after losing a very close and loyal friend. As a matter of fact, I just recently posted that entire poem at the memorial site that Eudora, (Barb)did for her precious Carol.

I think God sometimes reveals different things to different people, so that the emotional and spiritual needs of all of God's children can be met. :) [Now, I am beginning to feel like I am rambling, ... and maybe not explaining my thoughts too well.] :) (Yes, Sandy, you are right in what you are thinking, ... I have been up all night again!] :) ... (God forgive me); ... but even so, I have faith that God will take care of me, until I have finished, or at least tried to finish the work He sent me here to do; just as He revealed to me in the poem; Spear Of Strength! :)

[But, I have been going to bed a little earlier, at least one or two nights a week, and I am going to make a concious effort to continue doing so. :) I must take better care of myself, because I feel I have so much to live for, and so much left to do for our Lord and Savior. :) So, Sandy, and all my wonderful Moms, please continue praying for me, please... Lord knows, I do need prayer! :)
[Back to our Tammy], ...
Gosh, Sandy, thank you for letting us know what happened. And, like you and the other Moms, I thank our Lord and Savior for sparing our precious and compassionate Tammy; God love her, ... She is such an inspiration to us all! I just pray that God will continue to bless her and her wonderful family and keep His loving arms around her. We love and miss our Tammy so much! Even if she never post again, she has given her love to all; and so freely, and I just hope God reveals this to her, and let her know just how much she is loved by all of us!

Let us, as you say, Sandy, ...storm heaven with prayer for a speedy recovery! And, on behalf of all our Moms, we thank God for sparing our precious Tammy! I will try to send this post in an email to her, and also, send some pages to her. Perhaps, her husband or some other family member can make copies for her to read; just in case she can't get to her computer at this time. God bless you, Sandy for letting us know what happened. Our prayers are already going up for our Tammy!

Prayerfully yours,
Verna


shaner
6/10/2002 09:12

Hello Verna, yes, our precious Tammy was severely injured, but is now on the mend, praise God! I thought she and her husband were still busy with the house and the damage that it had incurred, but unfortunately she had been invloved in an accident. She indicated that her loving family was there for her, and was soon to get walking casts, so perhaps when she does, she'll be able to post here and let us all know how she's doing! So now we know what happened to our Tammy, and our love and prayers are most definitely with her! Yes, Tammy set up a Memorial Site for her friend Rhonda a while back, and I believe most of us posted a little something for her dear friend. Glad to hear that you're trying to get into a better sleeping pattern, and yes, our prayers are with you too, as they are with all of our wonderful moms! Yes, I'm certain that the prayers that are already on their way to Tammy are going to help her out with her unfortunate state of health at the moment!
My prayer for all this week is peace, comfort, and love in your lives, as we enter into a brand new week, may God bless all of you with His wonderful love and whatever your needs may be, along this Journey of Grief, much love and prayers to all,
Luv Sandy


dovesfromheaven
6/10/2002 09:18

Hello To Everyone!
I've missed you all very much and wish I could spend more time writing each day. But I surely don't miss a day of reading all the wonderful letters and prayers from each of you. God Bless you all!
Sandy, how are you doing? I was shocked to read about Tammy's unfortunate accident. I was thinking of her very strongly too and how sweet and thoughtful she always was to think of us and offer prayers for us grieving Moms. Thank you for letting us know and I will certainly keep her in my prayers. Bless her heart.
I've been extremely busy as you must know getting ready for our youngest son Aaron and his bride-to-be Brianne's wedding soon to take place on June 29th. It will be a wonderful time of celebration for them. It has been difficult to think of our Joe not being with us on that special day. Aaron would have had him as his 'Best Man'. His older brother will do the honors. I'm tearful now as I write this just thinking of it. I hope I can hold up throughout it all. I would just ask that you all keep me and my family in your prayers for this day. I'm still not finished with the dresses, but hope to be done with them this week or next.
I wish I could write to everyone and offer to you my thoughts and prayers in a post, but just know that I pray for peace and comfort from the Lord for each of you always. You're never far from my mind. This is the first thing I do every morning is log on and read! It's a blessing to my heart to know there are others out there just like me going through the same grief of losing a child. Our circumstances are different but the thoughts and feelings are so similar. There is no other pain like it.
Verna, you offer so much wisdom and insight for us all. Thank you for that and may God continue to bless you and all that He has called you to do!
Dear Father in Heaven, I come before Your throne and ask You for Your Strength and Healing Power to come upon each and every Mom at this circle of prayer. Give us Your Peace and Comfort to our broken hearts of our children that we all miss so much. Help us to get through the difficult days such as anniversaries and Birthdays of our dearly loved sons and daughters. I ask You Father to Bless each Mom now in each passing day and I pray that You will hold them all close to Your side and wrap your loving arms around them and let them all feel Your Presence in some way shape or form. God Bless Each and Everyone of you precious Moms! I love you!
Love, Yvonne<><


shaner
6/10/2002 14:19

Hello Yvonne, it's so nice to hear from you again! We all miss that you can't post as often as you would like to, but we understand that you're busy with your own family's needs, especially the upcoming wedding of Aaron. I was very happy to read that you still read all the postings though, gosh, where do you find the time! I haven't been feeling very well lately, and my Dr. and I are on a 'quest' to find out what's wrong, so I appreciate your prayers for me. Of course I miss my Shane everyday, and long for my time when I'll be with him one day again, but in the meantime, I still try everyday to live it to the fullest. Oh, sweetie, yes, it's going to be such a bittersweet day for you with Aaron's wedding, and Joe not being there physically, but being there in spirit with you all. I know that's not what you want, you'd much rather have him with you of course, so you cry all you want, you know that Our Lord understands and will be with you all on Aaron's special day.
Yes, I was as shocked as you to hear about Tammy's misfortune, but thankfully she's recuperating nicely at home, and soon we hope, she'll be posting here again!
Yes, Yvonne, even though our own circumstances with our child are unique, as is our relationship with them, we all have gone down the same road of losing them, and together we can help one another out, especially on the very hard days, as you say. We have Father's Day coming up this weekend, so even though some men may not get emotional, we still know that Dad's feel their own pain over losing one of their beloved children.
Well, you'd better get those dresses made in time, Yvonne, :), and I just know that it's going to be a beautiful wedding, in your garden, and with a dove or doves, letting you know that Joe is there with you all! My prayers and love are with you, and I always love the prayer that you post at the end of your own post, it's very heartfelt and I love it! Post back again when you can, Yvonne, and in the meantime know that our prayers and love are with you,
Luv Sandy


pun82224
6/10/2002 14:28

Hello Everyone,
I know I haven't been on for a while but as you all remember May was a very bad month for me. I am like the rest trying to go on each and everyday. We all know just how hard it is. I prayed for each and everyone of you because I know it has been very hard on all. I have thought of each and everyone of you knowing the pain that each of us carry. We all have good days and bad but each time we go thru a bad day it makes us stronger. Hope you all are doing the very best you can do. I will check back with you tomorrow,GOD BLESS!


shaner
6/10/2002 15:33

Hello pun, gosh, it's so nice to see you posting again, I've often thought os you. I know that May was a very hard month for you, and I hope that our love and prayers helped you out a bit.
I truly pray that you're doing a lot better now. Thank you for remembering all of us, that's so sweet, in your own pain, still thinking of all of us!
Yes, we all have our good days and bad ones, hate the bad ones, but I agree, they do make you stronger, and help you to grow with your grief. It's really good to hear from you again, and yes, please post back tomorrow! GOD BLESS you, pun, and our prayers and love are with you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
6/10/2002 20:23

Hello Everyone!
I received a letter from our Tammy this evening, and she is doing much better. She is a very brave, courageous young lady with a very big heart, as we all know! She misses everyone and sends her love and prayers. She's going to have some time to herself on Friday evening, and is going to post here, isn't that terrific! She told me that thankfully she was alone in the car, she didn't have her children with her, praise God! But still, she was hurt very badly, but being the trooper she is, she's not letting on how much she must be in pain. Not only were both her legs broken, but she also sustained internal injuries which kept her in the ICU for a while. Thank you Lord, for being there with our Tammy!
She's touched all of our hearts with her love and we love her so much ourselves, she has been sorely missed!
So we'll be very happy indeed to read her posting on Friday, and in the meantime she has our love and prayers,
Luv Sandy


deborahpoo
6/11/2002 04:53

HI,
IT'S SUCH GOOD NEWS TO HEAR TAMMY IS DOING BETTER. SORRY TO HEAR SHE WAS IN AN ACCIDENT, AND THANK GOD THE CHILDREN WERN'T WITH HER. I WILL KEEP HER IN MY PRAYERS. JUST TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT I WONT BE ON AS MUCH. I'M TAKEN TWO CLASSES AND ONE STARTS TODAY, BUT I WILL KEEP YOU ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
YESTURDAY MY LAWYER CALLED ME TO TELL ME THAT THE GIRL WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR THAT TOOK MY SONS LIFE RECIEVED 2YEAR SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND IS ON PROBATION FOR TWO YEARS. I'M REALLY UP SET BY THIS FOR I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY WENT TO TRAIL. THE PROSACUTOR SAID THAT I WAS SERVED WITH PAPERS AND THE VICTUMS FAMILY ADDVICATE CONTACTED ME. WHICH I NEVER RECIEVED ANYTHING. AND NEVER WAS SERVED SO MY LAWYER AND I WILL BE MEETING WITH HIM SOON. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW CAN SOME TAKE A LIFE AND WALK AWAY WITH TWO YEARS PROBATION??? I NEED TO GO AND READ ONE OF THE BOOKS I READ RIGHT NOW SO I'LL TRY TO COME BACK ON BEFORE CLASS.

DEAR GOD PLEASE HELP GIVE ME THE STRENGHT TODAY. AMEN
LUV DEBBY


shaner
6/11/2002 06:39

Hi Debby, yes, it's very good news about our Tammy, isn't it!
Two classes, Debby, wow, that will surely keep you very busy, but well worth it in the long run. We'll miss you, but post here from time to time, just so we know how you're doing, and to say hello to us all.
It's always upsetting when we think justice hasn't been done, and I suppose it's worse when it involves your child, but the majority of moms that I've spoken with whose lives were taken or caused by another thought that the trial of the indiviudal or whatever else, would bring them closure, and it never does. It's because it's our children that we miss, and nothing will change the fact that they're gone. I don't pretend to understand what it's like to lose your child because of someone's actions, I don't, I've just personally known moms through my support group that have had it happen and thought that the trial would bring them a sense of peace and that their grieving would be over, but of course it isn't. So I pray for the peace that only Our Lord can give, to soothe our aching hearts, and for the strength Debby and so many other moms need to face another day and have a happy life, with a grateful heart.
Good luck and blessings to you Debby with your studies, and you know that our love and prayers will always be with you, and don't forget to post every now and then, just so we know how you're doing, and to say a hello to the rest of us! Love and prayers,
Luv Sandy


heritage21
6/11/2002 09:07

Pray for Jesse that she comes home. She is lost, but not gone forever and there is still a chance for her, her soul and to put the pieces of our family back together. 7 years is along time to lose a child to the devil - and we want her back home, still. Pray that God finds a way to make this possible.


shaner
6/11/2002 10:23

Hello heritage21, and welcome to this Circle. I can feel your heart aching for your Jesse through your post, you must be going through a very hard time.
Whatever road your beloved Jesse is on right now, I pray, like the prodigal son in the parable, that she returns home to you, your arms lovingly opened to her, and that the Holy Spirit guides her back home. I pray for protection for Jesse, that she'll make the right choices, and put your heart at ease. You love Jesse, and God loves her even more, so I pray to Our Heavenly Father to bring Jesse back home, and on the right road, protected all the way with love. May God bless you heritage21, your family and your Jesse, and please let us know how things turn out. Our love and prayers are with you and Jesse,
Luv Sandy


JACKOWENS
6/11/2002 12:28

TO GARRETT O I'M SO SORRY LIFE ENDED FOR YOU IN A CAR ACCIDENT 1-18-2002 YOUR ONLY 17. SO FULL OF LIFE YOUR DAD BUD O AN GRANDPA JACK O AN GRANDMA PAT LOVE SO MUCH OUR LIVE'S ARE SO EMPTY-OUR ONLY SON-GRANDSON TAKEN FROM US. WE WAIT FOR THE DAY WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.


eudora
6/11/2002 14:27

Hi Sandy, oh i thank our Heavenly Father that our sweet Tammy is alive and at home recuperating.She is such a light to all of us and i love her dearly.She is really a blessing on this site.I will surely hold her up in prayer.I am glad you are doing good,Sandy.I am doing better,thanks to the Lord and all of you praying.I want everyone that has posted here and are going through pain and grief to know that i am praying for you all.And this is the place to come when you need a shoulder to cry on because there are many here that love and care and will help all they can.God bless each and everyone.My prayers are with you.Love,Barb


eudora
6/11/2002 14:30

My sister in law started a memorial for my baby brother.His name is Sammie Snead just in case you might like to visit it.He was such a special brother and i miss him so much.Love,Barb


shaner
6/11/2002 19:47

Hello JACKOWNENS, I'm so very sorry to read about the loss of your grandson, only 17. It must be so very hard on all of you, especially his parents. You all still must be in a great deal of shock and disbelief over his sudden and tragic passing. I'm very happy that you posted here though, all of us moms will pray for all of you, to help bring some comfort and peace into your lives. May God bless all of you, and hold you very tightly in His arms,
Luv Sandy


shaner
6/11/2002 19:55

Hi Barb (eudora), oh I know, isn't it wonderful that Tammy is doing so well and will be posting here herself on Friday. What a terrible ordeal for her to go through! Yes, she's our Angel around here, isn't she!
Oh, I'm so happy for you Barb that you're feeling a little better, you were so depressed your last post, but very understandably so! I know that our prayers for you have helped you, prayer has so much power, God listens to them all. Yes, Barb, we all care here and want to know how each of us are doing, and this is the place to come when you feel like getting something off your chest, or just talking or asking for prayers. I love everyone who comes to this Circle, and I know my Shane does too! I'm so sorry about your brother, and I will check out his Memorial Site, that's so nice to make one for him. Much love and continued prayers to you and your family, Barb, you're always in our hearts and prayers,
Luv Sandy


shaner
6/12/2002 09:05

Hi Barb (eudora), I tried to find your brother's Memorial Site, but couldn't find it; could you tell me what exactly it's under? Hope you're doing well today, love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
6/12/2002 11:57

Hi Barb, (eudora), I finally found your dear brother's site, I was looking under Prayer Circles for some reason? instead of Memorial Sites!
Luv Sandy


deborahpoo
6/13/2002 04:25

HELLO,
EUDORA YOUR BROTHERS MEMORIAL IS BEAUTIFUL. WHEN I CAME ON YESTURDAY AFTER READING THE POST I WENT AND VISITED HIS POST. I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HOPE YOUR DOING OK. I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND HOPE YOUR DOING OK.
MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU STRENGHT AND GUIDE YOU TO PEACE DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. AMEN

LUV DEBBY


deborahpoo
6/13/2002 04:37

HI EVERYONE,
I'M DOING OK AND KEEPING BUSY. MY LAST DAY OF WORK IS FRIDAY 6/14/02 AND I WILL BE OUT FOR 2 MONTHS FOR THE SUMMER. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN BUSY WITH SCHOOL AND MY INTERNSHIP SO I'LL TRY TO POST AS MUCH AS I CAN BETWEEN EXAMS AND READING THE BOOKS. I LOVE COMING ON AND JUST READING THE POSTS. WHEN I HAVE MISSED A DAY I FEEL SAD BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH LOVE INTO THE POST AND I ENJOY READING THEM. THEY HELP ME IN MY VALLEY DAYS. THATS WHAT YOU CALL MY DOWN DAYS. BUT AFTER READING THE POSTS THEY BRIGHTEN ME UP. I WILL KEEEP ALL OF YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAILY. I'LL TRY TO COME BACK LATER.
LUV DEBBY

 
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 Next


Advertisement

The Job 06/11/2008
Has problems
James J 02/12/2008
My Uncle
Dennis Worthington 02/12/2008
My marriage
Kat Mounce 02/12/2008
A good friends mother, who has cancer
everyone who needs prayer universal 02/12/2008
St-Michael-Prayer-Warriors



Pray for Michelle and Carlos N. 07/08/2008
"This prayer is to help us sell our home."

Pray for Donald H. 07/07/2008
"The love of my life has cancer."

Pray for Amanda B. 07/06/2008
"Please pray for my daughter and her unborn child."

Pray for Janice A. 07/05/2008
"One of my most favorite people in the whole world needs your prayers today. Please spread this and include Janice in your daily prayer."

Sign up to receive a daily feed of the prayer circles that need your prayers the most, delivered directly to your Beliefnet community profile. Sign up now!
Not a member yet? Register here.


About Beliefnet

Our mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness. More about Beliefnet.

Legal

Copyright Beliefnet, Inc. and/or its licensors. All rights reserved. Use of this site is subject to Terms of Service and to our Privacy Policy. Constructed by Beliefnet.

Advertisement

DiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnoratiFacebook