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
9/5/2002 12:23

Hello Verna, nice to see a post from you! That's so comforting to read that Diane's Anniversary this year was one more of good memories, which made it a lot easier on you. August seemed to be a sad month for many here, other Moms marking their children's birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. And some new Moms posting, so sad, but I love to see them posting here! There's strength in numbers.
Yes, you do sound as though you have a lot on your plate right now, I'm very happy to read about your book going to the publisher, that's wonderful! You must be so thrilled about it. Yes, please keep us updated on what's happening with it! And just think about how smart you're going to be now, learning more and more about using your PC, ha, ha! You can teach me your new found knowledge!
We know that we all can count on you for your prayers, and it's so nice to see it in print, too! May God bless you abundantly in your endeavours, and keep you close to Him, love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
9/5/2002 12:27

Hi Peggy (joeyrick), so nice to see a post from you too, what a sweet poem, and oh so true! I pray you're doing alright lately, our love and prayers are with you,
Luv Sandy


dovesfromheaven
9/9/2002 09:58

Hello Sandy and Everyone,
~~~I hope everyone's doing ok. I've been having a bit of a struggle lately and I really don't know why. I mean I know why but it just seems I'm down more recently than what I have been. So that's why I haven't written for a while. I read, but when it comes time for me to write I have to practically force myself. I'm sorry, because I really want to reach out to others, but I think for now I need to take care of myself.
~~~I had a dream about Joe last week (it's been a long time), anyway, in my dream I was looking at pictures of my kids when they were little and my three living children were posing in it, and all of a sudden it began to move like a video and then I noticed Joe in the background sleeping on the sofa. It broke my heart, I called him my sleepy little boy. It's like that's the way it is now, he's sleeping. I miss him so much, sometimes I don't know what to do. I keep thinking I want this to be over. I'm so tired of the pain. I don't know what my problem is, because I thought I was doing better, trying to cope with it. I need to get back on my knees and give it over to His control.
~~~Dear Lord, Thank You for being here for each of us as we deal with our losses of our precious children. You know how much we miss them and love them. It just hurts so much Jesus. We need Your comfort and love and peace to reign in our lives. I ask You lord to give that to each and every Mother that has lost a child. I love You. In Jesus Name, Amen. God Bless you all.
Love, Yvonne<><


shaner
9/9/2002 10:35

Hello Yvonne, I'm so happy that you posted, even though you're having a hard time lately. We do need to take time just for ourselves, that's why I tell Moms to be gentle with themselves.
You're having some very painful valley days, Yvonne, and I can commiserate with you about the pain, and how it keeps coming up, especially when we least expect it. You had a sad dream about your Joe, and it brought back the pain of him not being here in your physical life. You miss your son. Plain and simple. But not so simple, huh, it's more complex than that. I had a catnap the other day, and in it I was laying across our bed, where Shane passed away, and was curled up and crying, the pain was so real in my dream. When I awoke, there was tears in my eyes, and I was very sad and depressed. And it's going on three and a half years for me. I don't think the pain ever really goes away, we're always going to have valley days, and on those days we should be kind to ourselves and do what makes us feel best. Prayer is a very good starting point and should be first for us. Just talking to Our Lord, for He knows our pain, can bring some much needed peace and solace.
I can read your sadness right through your words, Yvonne, and my heartfelt prayer for you is that good memories of Joe replace the sad ones, that Our Lord lifts you up out of the valleys, and that peace reigns in your heart and soul. God bless you sweetie, you're having a very hard time right now, and we're all here for you, you know that you have our love and our prayers.
Sweet, loving Jesus, cradle Yvonne in Your arms and give her what only You can, bring her out of the valley and back on the mountain top, release her of the pain she's in right now, with the Beatitude you gave us, "Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Amen. Love and prayers to you Yvonne,
Luv Sandy


tkh63
9/9/2002 13:47

I lost my son, Kevin, on July 2. He and 4 friends were in a auto accident on June 26. The driver and Kevin's bestfriend, who lived w/us, both didn't make it thru the accident. Kevin was taken by life flight but after 6 days without regaining conciousness we lost him. The other two boys had multiple injuries but have both been released from the hospital. All of the boys were 16. I have 4 other children ages 18, 13, 13, and 10. I am trying to continue to be a good mom to them but there are times I can't seem to feel anything other than sad and desperate. I WANT HIM BACK!!! The doctors have put me on Paxill and given me anti anxiety meds and sleeping pills. I take the Paxill but the others only occasionally. I do have a beer every day. Usually around 3:00 in the afternoon which is when the accident occurred. I don't know how to move on with life without him. I keep waiting for him to come home. He's my boy and I love him and need him.
I pray for anyone out there feeling like I do. Please, Jesus, give us understanding and strength to get through the loss of our babies. Watch over them and help them to adjust to where they are now. Amen


shaner
9/9/2002 14:17

Hello tkh63, and welcome to the Circle.
I'm so very sorry to read about your Kevin. I know you miss him terribly, painfully, and I know that sometimes you expect him to come walking through the door. You've only recently lost Kevin, so you're in a lot of pain, disbelief and shock. You're going to experience a lot of emotions, and anger may be one of them. Everything that you're experiencing is very normal in the grieving process, so don't be hard on yourself. Your loss is recent, fresh and very painful right now. The worst pain in the world that a parent will ever experience is the loss of a child. All of us here know of that pain. It must be very difficult for you to look after your other children, while grieving for Kevin. I hope you have a lot of support from family and friends. Lean on them as much as you can, it's a rough road to go down by yourself. Talk about your Kevin, let the tears come, letting out the pain is part of the process of beginning the road to healing. You've reached out to your Dr. for help, and that's good! Sometimes we need some help to deal with all the pain. And you've posted here - at this Circle you'll find love, understanding, compassion and prayers.
Don't worry about moving on just yet, as I said, you've just lost your beloved son, so give yourself plenty of time for grieving. Please post back here anytime you want, our love and prayers are with you, and all the wonderful moms who post here and read the posts will be praying for you. May God bless you sweetie, and give you some peace today, and in the days ahead.
Luv Sandy


anthonysmom1988
9/9/2002 16:11

Hi, I had a miscarriage a few months ago. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2 years and were so excited when we found out we were pregnant! Please pray for our future efforts in trying to conceive. Thank you!


shaner
9/9/2002 19:37

Hello anthonysmom1988, welcome to the Circle. I'm so sorry to read about your miscarriage, it must have been a very difficult time for you. You're in our love and prayers for another successful pregnancy, may God bless you and your husband abundantly!
Luv Sandy


mamacherie
9/9/2002 22:09

I lost my oldest son Lane on 9/10/93. I lost my youngest son, Larry, on 9/10/94. time has not deminished the pain. This year seems to be worse for some reason. Lord, help me to get thru this.


shaner
9/10/2002 12:18

Hello mamacherie, welcome to the Circle, and I'm so sorry to read that you've lost 2 of your boys, both on the same day, only a year apart. It must have been a very painful time for you and your family, I know the pain of losing one child, but you and other moms here have lost more than one, and I can't even begin to imagine the pain that goes with that. My heart goes out to you, and I'm so sorry that you're having such a hard time right now. You have 2 special days, their Anniversaries today, these special days can be so painful for us, and for you, twice as many memories to deal with. I pray that you have good friends and family around you to help you right now, and when you're feeling down such as you are now, God bless you, you can always post here. Time doesn't take away the pain, does it. We just learn how to live with it. Our love and prayers are with you, and may Our Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you some peace, remembering also the happy memories and love that your boys gave to your life, and still continue to do so. Love is eternal, it never dies, that's so comforting to know. May God bless you sweetie, and our prayers are with you,
Luv Sandy


mamacherie
9/10/2002 18:36

Thank you so much Sandy for your Christ like love. It has been a hard day. I am now taking care of a terminally ill husband. I am thankful that today did not register with him, I wish I could forget. But God is good and I know who holds my future in His Hands. Thank God and I include you as for loving friends and family and I include you as a new friend. I have met some really caring people on the net and I hope to use it to help someone else. I have 2 girls and 1 boy still with me and they are a blessing to me. Also have 4 grchildren. So you see I am truly blessed. God Keep You In His Care


shaner
9/11/2002 09:28

Hello mamacherie, I'm so very sorry to read about your husband too. You're carrying a heavy burden, but Our Lord will look after you and your family. Your husband was blessedly spared from the memories of his sons Anniversaries, and I hope and pray that the rest of your family rallied around you, helping you on a very difficult day.
Yes, although we have lost a child, or in your case as well as some other Moms here, children, we do receive so many blessings and graces to help us, I've said it before, God is VERY good to grieving Moms.
Thank you for considering me a new friend, aren't I blessed! And you are now a part of this wonderful Circle, where you'll only find love and compassion, understanding. Please post back and let us know how you're doing, and our prayers and love are with you and your husband, and your wonderful family. May God bless you all abundantly and give you the necessary spiritual and physical strength needed right now.
Luv Sandy
p.s. Yes, there are some wonderful people on the Net, I've met quite a few myself who have become dear friends, and the Moms at this Circle are a big blessing to me in my life.


shaner
9/11/2002 09:39

Today marks the 1st year Anniversary of 9/11. That date will forever be etched into our consciousness. We'll all remember today in our own way, perhaps with others, or alone with our own thoughts and reflections. Here, at this Circle of love, may we all remember the loved ones left behind, the spouses lost, the children lost, the brothers and sisters lost, the friends lost, but all of them remembered not only by their families, but by the World. I know we all join in collective prayer for those left behind to mourn them. May Our Lord's peace reign over the families left behind, and the world. Our hearts, love and prayers go out to them.
Luv Sandy


DEBORAHPOO
9/12/2002 04:15


HI EVERYONE,
I'M SO SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN ON, PLEASE KNOW YOUR ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAILY. I'M BACK TO WORK AT THE SCHOOL AND GOING TO COLLEGE 2 NIGHTS A WEEK AND THEN THEIR IS MY FAMILY AND MY DOGS. THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF ME SHANER AND NO I WILL NEVER DESERT THIS PRAYER CIRCLE. THIS PRAYER CIRCLE AND EVERYONE HERE WHO I HAVE MET HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH AND BECAUSE OF THAT I'M WHERE I AM NOW AND I THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HELP YOU HAVE GIVEN ME. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GOING YOUR WAY.

LUV DEBBY


DEAR FATHER,
TODAY I PRAY FOR YOUR BLESSING AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL HELP THOSE WHO NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL HELP THEM FIND PEACE AND COMFORT AS YESTERDAY WAS HARD ON ALL OF US AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GIVE US THE STRENGHT TO CARRY ON THE MEMORIES OF OUR LOVE ONES DURING THIS VERY HARD TIME,FOR I ASK THIS IN YOUR NAME THE FATHER AMEN.


shaner
9/12/2002 10:47

Hi Deb! Nice to see a post from you! I know you're really busy now with your job, family, dogs, so I know you're not able to post as often as you did during the summer, but still look forward to hearing from you! I was just teasing you Deb, I know you'd never desert us, you're an important part of this Circle!
That's such a sweet thing to say, Deb, and if we've all been a help to you, it's through the glory of God, not to us. I know you keep us in your thoughts and prayers, and I hope even though you're a busy lady these days you'll still post here every once in a while. A beautiful prayer for all Deb, thanks for posting it, and you know it goes without saying that you're always in our thoughts, love and prayer. May God bless you too Deb,
Luv Sandy


LOVE2U
9/14/2002 06:36

Dear Heavenly Father, ~ I come before you this morning thanking you for your blessings. Father, I know that I am Your child and that You are molding me into becoming more Christ like each and every day. Thank you for my family and friends. Thank you for the comfort You send to me through others who support me on those valley days that are sure to pop up when I least expect them. :( Father, help me to renew my undying faith in You daily. I ask that You strengthen my spirit during times when I feel like giving up or giving in to the heartfelt grief of missing my child. Keep sending me signs, Lord; signs that are meant to reassure me that my child is in Your presence, and that her spirit, which I feel so strongly at times, is still here with me. Lord, please reassure all bereaved moms that the same is true concerning their precious sons and daughters. Please God, restore those precious moments of peace in each of our lives as only you can. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I pray, this special heartfelt prayer on behalf of all bereaved moms everywhere ... Amen!


LOVE2U
9/14/2002 07:08

Hello Sandy, Debby, Yvonne, ... and all the newer moms. It seems as though we are all going through a valley period during the present time. I believe the 9/11 anniversary has had a lingering affect on us all. I pray for the families and friends of the victims. I also pray that God will restore love for one another in the hearts of mankind. I know we are all God's children, ... but some seem so filled with hate; It just makes me feel so sad. :( My heart goes out to all who have lost dear loved ones in such a cruel manner. To the newly bereaved moms, I am so very sorry to read of your loss, and my heartfelt prayers are with you and your families... May God continue giving all of us those few, but precious moments of peace for which we pray.
Much Love to all,
Verna


shaner
9/14/2002 10:32

Hello Verna, so nice to see a post from you too! I know you're busy with your book, etc., but just like Deb, it's nice to see a post from all the Moms every once in a while. Yes, everybody seems to be having 'valley days' lately, and there are some new Moms who have posted with their own loss, losses and their pain. We welcome them all with open arms and love, prayers. I hope you're feeling better, back on the mountain so to speak, and that you do receive the signs that you pray for as well as the other wonderful Moms. A beautiful prayer, Verna, and may God bless you in your present endevours, and future ones! Love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


Elparro
9/14/2002 19:48

Hello My name is Eva, And my son was killed in an automobile accident just 3 months ago(June 8,2002)He was 15 years old. A born again Christian for three years .I know he is in Heaven , sitting at our sweet Lord's Heavenly bossom!!!Matthew's birthday is November 17th. He would of been 16 years old. Oh God how I miss my sweet son. My prayer is that on that day I will lift up Praises to the Lord and to give thanks for the sweet, but short 15 years that he gave us with our beloved so Matthew. May God bless you all.


DEBORAHPOO
9/15/2002 08:28

DEAR ELPARRO
WELCOME TO THIS CIRCLE. I'M SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR SON MATHHEW, WE HERE AT THIS PRAYER CIRCLE HAVE LOST A CHILD AND SOME OF US CHILDREN AND WE UNDERSTAND THE PAIN YOU ARE HAVING ALL TO WELL. EVERYONE HERE AT THIS CIRCLE ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND HELPED ME WHEN I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO AND I THANK THEM ALL. SHANER BUILT THIS CIRCLE IN HER SONS MEMORIES FOR ANY ONE WHO LOST A CHILD CAN COME HERE TO EXSPRESS HOW THEY FEEL AND GET SOME ANSWERS. YOU AND YOUR FAIMLY WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.

LUV DEBBY

DEAR FATHER I ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY,
HELP THEM FIND THE STRENGHT TO GO ON AND GUIDE THEM IN THE RIGHT WAY I PRAY THAT YOU WILL PUT YOUR GENTLE ARMS AROUND THEM SO THEY KNOW YOU ARE THERE AND I PRAY THAT THINGS WILL BE OK AS THEY FIND THE WAY TO SMILE AGAIN. I ASK THIS IN YOUR NAME, THE FATHER, AMEN.


DEBORAHPOO
9/15/2002 08:51

HELLO EVERYONE,
IT SEEMS LIKE I'M ONLY ABLE TO POST ON THE WEEKENDS FOR THE WEEK IS SO BUSY. THIS YEAR AT THE SCHOOL I'M WORKING WITH TWO DOWN'S GIRLS AND ONE BEHAVIOR BOY AND A BOY WHO HAS ASBERGUS. THE GIRLS ARE A LITTLE HARD FOR I NEED TO REFRESH MY SIGNS.(SIGN LANGUAGE).IT'S BEEN ABOUT 4 YEARS SINCE I WAS USING IT. SHANER I KNOW YOU WHERE ONLY JOKING NO HARD FEELING
:-) I WILL POST AS OFTEN AS I CAN. ALOT OF TIMES I THINK ABOUT POSTING AT THE CIRCLE BUT THE ENTERNET IS NOT UP AN RUNNING YET AT THE SCHOOL ON THE COMPUTORS, WHEN THEY ARE I WILL POST FROM THERE IF I CAN FIND THE TIME AT LUNCH. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAILY AND I DO MISS NOT BEING ABLE TO POST LIKE I USE TOO.

DEAR FATHER, I PRAY THAT YOU WILL HELP ME AND ALL THE MOMS HERE AT THIS SITE TO LIFT OUR HEADS UP AS WE THINK OF OUR CHILD THAT WE HAVE LOST AND PUT A SMILE ON OUR FACE WHEN WE THINK OF THEM FOR WE MISS THEM SO MUCH, AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GUIDE US AND GIVE US THE STRENGHT TO CARRY ON DURING ARE DIFFICULT DAYS, AND I PRAY THAT WHEN WE ARE FEELING DOWN YOU WILL LIFT US UP SO WE MOVE ON DURING OUR VALLEY DAYS, I ASK THIS IN YOUR NAME THE FATHER, AMEN.


shaner
9/15/2002 13:28

Hello Eva, (elparro), and yes, welcome to the Circle. I'm so very sorry too to read about your beloved Matthew. And your loss is so recent, you must still be in so much pain, shock and disbelief.
There's no greater pain in the world, than a parent who loses one of their children. Some moms here have lost more than one, I don't know how they cope, other than I do know that God is so good to grieving moms. Please know that our love, understanding and prayers are with you, as you slowly come to terms with Matthew's passing. It's a rough road, and I pray that you have good, loving support to help you through. You'll also find it here at this Circle, we all understand and care.
Crying, talking about your precious Matthew, are all ways to help let the pain out. And I can tell from your post that you're leaning heavily on Our Lord, He will see you through this! Please post here whenever you feel like it, and our love and prayers are with you. May God bless you and give you some much needed peace.
Luv Sandy


shaner
9/15/2002 13:36

Hi Deb, I'm so happy to see another post from you! That's so wonderful of you Deb, working with children with special needs. I know Michael must be so proud of his Mom! I wish you all the best in re-learning your signing, I'm sure it'll all come back to you once you start using it more. And, I hope that the school's computers soon get their Internet service, so we can hear more from you, I know it's hard to post as often as you did, now that you're working. Our Heavenly Father will bless you tenfold for the wonderful work you're doing, Deb, and you'll get just as much out of it as the precious children do! Our love and prayers are with you always,
Luv Sandy


joeyrick
9/15/2002 17:17

Hi everyone, especially to all the new members of the circle,I pray for all of you for the strength to help you and for the Lord to be holding your hand daily. I have been having a strange expierence the last week or so, I have woken up crying and calling out for my younger son Rick who was killed 10/08/93,and at the same time I callout for my older son Joe (11/15/00) for help with Rick, I can still picture him being hit by the train,we did not have closure (I feel) because we could not view him, could this be the reason I'm feeling the way I do. Heavenly Father please remain at side and give strength
for everything. My mother is also living with us and she was just diagnosed with rectal cancer,please I need prayer for patience.
Love to all of you.
Peggy

 
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