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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
11/14/2002 12:49

Hi Yvonne, I've been thinking of you and how you're doing, and today I see two posts from you! What a beautiful heartfelt prayer you've posted, we'll all reap the benefits of it! I know that Joe's Anniversary is coming up next week, so I know you must be feeling anxious and even depressed over it, God love you. I didn't know that Joe passed so close to Thanksgiving, what a terrible time it must have been for you and your family, never dreaming as you said that you'd lose a child on the Holiday. It must be so hard on you trying to celebrate it, and I understand completely about being in a slump over the Holiday period. I lost Shane in March, but I still don't like the Holidays, and I haven't even started to think about Christmas, still too painful. I don't know if they'll ever be the same for us. I'm happy to hear that you're going to light a candle on Dec. 8th, and we do the same thing as you, we have a picture of Shane and at Holiday's we always light a candle beside it. Sometimes when I'm really down, I just light it anyway. I think it's a wonderful way of 'including' them into the day, with all our other family around, because they still are members of our family! Gosh yes, this year you'll have your two new additions to your family for Thanksgiving, what a blessing and a light in your life they must be! I bet grandma and grandpa spoil them to bits! Oh what an honour it'll be for Aaron and all of you that he will give his first sermon at your church! You must be so proud of him. And he must be so excited about realizing his dream of giving his 1st Sermon at his Church where he grew up! That's really special that the Church wants to do a write-up of him in the paper, they must really think a lot of him, proud Mom! Congratulation to Aaron and your family! Perhaps that'll help take the 'edge' off Thanksgiving for you, with this wonderful event happening in your family. I'm so happy for you that Aaron turned his life around, he had a calling, and even though he took a detour, Our Lord reached out and brought one of His lambs back home. It's funny, isn't it, how some good has come out of losing a child, it's happened to me and a lot of other moms I know who've experienced such a loss. God works in His own ways, and as I've said before, He's so good to us grieving moms. Yes, God does know our pain intimately, for as you say, He lost His beloved Son, Our Lord and Saviour. Oh, you don't have to thank me Yvonne, it's my privilege to pray for you and everyone else, and I'm very thankful myself that you and the other moms pray for me! Please keep in touch Yvonne, I know it's a difficult time for you right now, but the week just isn't the same unless we get one of your wonderful posts! I'm sending your prayer to me right back to you, may Jesus keep you safe in His arms, and give you and give you some much needed peace in your heart today, and in the weeks ahead. Love you too, Yvonne, and my prayers are always with you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
11/14/2002 12:58

Hi Selva, I'm happy to hear that you'll be taking part in the world-wide candle lighting and prayer, what a beautiful birthday gift it will be for Solange. Her upcoming 21st birthday will be a difficult day for you, but hopefully with our love and prayers it'll help make the day a little easier for you, God bless you. Love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


DEBORAHPOO
11/15/2002 18:59

DEAR SHANER,
THANK YOU FOR THE PARAYER. AND IN RETURN:
I PRAY THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE PEACE OF THE LORD IN YOUR HEART AND HELP HEAL THE PAIN THAT WE ALL MOMS CARRY DAY TO DAY, AMEN.


ckbryson
11/16/2002 01:57

Shaner - Today Niki and I rolled on the floor tickling each other and laughing. She told me to laugh some more. It has been a very long time since I've really laughed with her. Someone told me once I'd have to be a "mighty prayer warrior" now I know what she meant. It has been awhile since I've prayed. For awhile I was mad at God. Now I rest in his peace. I am so sorry for your loss. Shane and Lisa were about the same age. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Got Grant you serenity and peace. Cheryl(Lisa's mom)


shaner
11/16/2002 10:31

Hi Deb, nice to see you posting again, missed you! Hope school and work is going well for you and that you're feeling a little better these days. Thank you for your beautiful prayer Deb, you're a sweetheart! Love and prayers to you too,
Luv Sandy


shaner
11/16/2002 10:43

Hi Cheryl, it sounds as though you and Niki had a really good time! It feels so good to be able to laugh sometimes again, doesn't it. For the longest time all I could do was smile, but on good days now, I enjoy life again and all that it offers, and yes, laugh myself. It must make you very happy to see Nikki laughing, and having a good time, yourself included! Yes, the great power of prayer is amazing! Don't feel bad about being angry at God and not being able to pray for a while, a lot of moms experience this, He understands this and is waiting with His love for us to reach out to Him. I'm so happy to read that you now rest in His peace, it just takes time! Lisa and Shane are around the same age? I bet they've met already, as I think that all the children on these pages have, with our common bond and support and love for each other, and prayers. Thank you so much for your prayer, and my love and prayers are with you and Nikki,
Luv Sandy


brightsky6
11/16/2002 11:30

I lost my newborn son due to the negligence of the obstetrician. That was 5 years ago on June 3rd. He was born with a heartbeat but they couldn't get him to breathe. I almost died too.
It's still hard for me sometimes.


deborahpoo
11/16/2002 12:24

DEAR BRIGHTSKY6,
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND I CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN. WE HEARE AT THIS CIRCLE KNOW THE PAIN TO WELL FROM THE LOSS OF A CHILD OR CHILDREN. SOME OF US MAY OF HAD ARE CHILD FOR A LITTLE LONGER THAN YOU BUT WE KNOW THE PAIN JUST THE SAME. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS. DEBBY


deborahpoo
11/17/2002 06:47

WHEN BLUE SKIES ARE GRAY


HELP ME THINK OF SPRINGTIME FLOWERS,
THE EXUBERANCE IN THE MESSAGE THEY CONVEY -
THE DOGWOOD'S BLOOM, VIOLETS' PERFUME-
WHENEVER BLUE SKIES ARE GRAY.
HELP ME REMEMBER THE SUMMERTIME
WITH THE PEACEFUL SERENITY OF EACH DAY-
GENTLE RAINS, SO WARM, BUTTERFLIES THAT SWARM-
WHENEVER BLUE SKIES ARE GRAY.
LET ME RECALL A LOVED ONE'S SMILE
AND THE JOY THAT IT BRINGS MY WAY-
JUST TO KNOW THEY CARE AND ARE AWAYS THERE-
WHENEVER BLUE SKIES ARE GRAY.
MAY I EVER BE MINDFUL OF GOD'S GREAT LOVE
AND THE BLESSINGS HE SENDS, I PRAY;
HE SURELY WILL RENEW HOPE IN ME AND YOU-
ALTHOUGH TODAY'S SKIES ARE GRAY!


shaner
11/17/2002 12:46

Hello brightsky6, and welcome to the Circle, I'm so sorry to read about your loss, your little Angel, due to negligence. Losing a child is the worst pain that a parents will ever experience, and as Deb said, some of us had our child longer than you, but the pain is all the same, God love you. It's a very tough road to go down, but with support and prayers, hopefully your pain will turn into peace. Love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy


shaner
11/17/2002 12:49

Hi Deb, a wonderful poem, it fits right in with our 'valley days', doesn't it, when the sky and everything else seems gray. But the promise of God's love lifts us out of the valley and once again we see the beautiful things mentioned in the poem. Love and prayers to you Deb,
Luv Sandy


DEBORAHPOO
11/18/2002 04:34

DEAR FATHER,
TODAY I ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS TO HELP THESE MOMS, AS YOU LIFT THEM UP WITH SOME STRENGHT, AND TO HELP GUIDE THEM THE WAY FOR SOME PEACE, I KNOW YOU WILL BE AT THERE SIDE AS THEY FIND THE ROAD FOR RECOVERY DURING THESE VERY STRESSFUL MONTHS AHEAD WITHOUT THERE BELOVED CHILD, I ASK FOR YOUR COURAGE AS YOU WALK WITH THEM, AND HELP GUIDE THEM THE WAY, I ASK THIS IN YOUR NAME THE FATHER AMEN.


DEBORAHPOO
11/18/2002 04:39

DEAR SHANER,
THIS IS HOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING AND I KNOW WITH THE HOLIDAYS COMING AND ALOT OF US MOMS ARE WITH OUT OR BELOVED CHILD OR CHILDREN IT'S VERY HARD FOR ALL OF US EVEN IF IT'S THE FIRST YEAR, SECOND, THIRD IT DOESN'T MATTER WE MISS ARE CHILD SO MUCH. I KNOW THIS HAS ALOT TO DO FOR I WILL BE VISITING MY MOM NEXT WEEK ON TUESDAY WE WILL BE LEAVING TO GO TO SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I CAN'T WAIT. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS LIKE EVERY ONE WHO HAS TOUCHED ME AT THIS CIRCLE. GOD BLESS YOU WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS GOING YOUR WAY. LUV DEBBY


shaner
11/18/2002 09:57

Hi Deb, I'm so sorry to read that you're still having a rough time, hopefully being with your mom on Thanksgiving will help to lift your spirits a little. You're right, this is a very difficult time of the year for us all, whether we're newly bereaved or further along. Our family is not complete, our child is missing, and that makes it very hard to 'celebrate' the upcoming Holidays. I still don't get any enjoyment out of the Holidays, and I stay away from the Malls and stores as much as I can, it's still painful to see all the shoppers and Christmas displays everywhere. Thank goodness we don't have very many people to buy for, and I can hopefully get all my shopping done in one day.
I hope and pray that you have a really good time at your mom's at Thanksgiving, it'll be so nice for you to see all your family again. Our prayers are with you Deb, that you'll be lifted out of the valley, and look forward to your upcoming trip. God bless you too Deb, much love and prayers to you,
Luv Sandy









SELVAM
11/18/2002 12:21

Hi Sandy.I'm having a valley day, I miss Solange so much, and this 24/7 pain just gets stronger by the day. I read Deb's poem, its beautiful. God Bless all of you wonderful moms, I will keep you all in my prayers. Selva


SHEILAOMIR
11/19/2002 04:04

I WOULD LIKE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF A 14 YR. OLD BOY WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY HIS OWN BROTHER. MAY GOD COMFORT AND GIVE THEM PEACE IN THIS TIME OF SADNESS.


SHEILAOMIR
11/19/2002 04:09

PRAY FOR MY CHURCH, WE ARE GOING THROUGH SOME FINANCIAL WOES. PRAY FOR GOD TO OPEN DOORS FOR US. WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY TRINITY AND WE BELIEVE THAT ALL NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP TOGETHER.


SHEILAOMIR
11/19/2002 04:10

PRAY FOR MY CHURCH, WE ARE GOING THROUGH SOME FINANCIAL WOES. PRAY FOR GOD TO OPEN DOORS FOR US. WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY TRINITY AND WE BELIEVE THAT ALL NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP TOGETHER.


SELVAM
11/19/2002 08:05

Hi sheilaomir, of course we will pray for that family, this is one of the best places for that, we know of the pain of losing a child, we will pray that God gives them much relief on their grief, and that the HE will take that little boy, now another Angel, and take him into his arms where he will find an everlasting Peace. I will also pray for your church, keep the faith and the Lord will take care of the rest. Selva


shaner
11/19/2002 09:45

Hello sheilaomir, what a terrible tragedy for one family to bear! They must be so grief stricken beyond words. Our prayers are fervently with this family, and I ask Our Lord, the Great Comforter and Healer to wrap His arms around this family at this tragic time for them all, to sustain them in the weeks and months ahead. May God bless tham all, and open the door to financial help for your church. Prayers and love to the family, and thank you for posting here about it,
Luv Sandy


shaner
11/19/2002 10:03

Hi Selva, nice to see you posting again, and I have to tell you how wonderful you are for being such a strong prayer warrior! I know the pain is awful, and it's there ALL the time right now, your heart is broken and part of it went with Solange. It just takes a lot of time, Selva, and it's only been a short while since you lost your precious daughter. Are you back at home or at your sister's? You know that we all love you and pray for you, we've all walked through that awful pain ourselves, and we truly understand how you're feeling, God love you. It's painful Selva, and I ask Our Lord to give you the necessary strength to deal with it, and wrap His loving arms around you. Our love, understanding and prayers are strongly with you right now, God bless you sweetie, I know how hard it is,
Luv Sandy


cjeagleheart
11/19/2002 12:25

To all who grieve

Dearest God, we thank you for love. For the love we enjoy with those in our lives both here on earth and those that have made their transition. We ask that you send your healing love to the broken hearts on earth so that all pain is relieved and love and gratitude is restored. Thank you, God. Amen.


SELVAM
11/19/2002 20:10

Hi Sandy and all you wonderfull Angels in this prayer circle. I'm back at my sister tonight for I had a veru rough time yersterday an today, I went to my Dr. and she recomended to stay with my sister tonigh. I've been having a very painful days this times, its holidays, and Solange birthday's coming up dec 7 and it's only been 3 month since her lost. Sometimes I think I can not handle the pain but I know I must be strong. Please pray for me so I don;t loose it. I feel weak and even when I pray 24/7 the pain does not ease up. Thanks thant I have this praying circle with all you Angels that give me so much relief. I love you all and I pray for all of us. Love Selva


LOVE2U
11/20/2002 02:42

Hi Sandy, Debby, & Yvonne! :) The newer moms don't know about my random thoughts that I sometimes post when I'm having a Big Valley day! Ha-ha! But your all know me well, so I pray that this long post doesn't scare any of our newly bereaved moms away! I also pray that by posting this rambling post, that they will begin to understand that we really mean it when we say that this is a safe place to talk about whatever they are feeling. As we know all too well, grief is a never-ending journey, and sometimes, we just need to say all that's in our hearts, just to get it out of our system! Then, we can move a little bit farther on our journey, while trying to help others to do the same. Therefore, ... I will begin. :) Oh, just in case I don't get it all in, I will submit this in parts! :)
[part 1]
The longer I live, ... (I'm 61, now), the more I realize just how important our faith is to both the healing and maintenance of shattered hearts. The same is true when it comes to prayer. The bible teaches us that we should pray without ceasing. Without those two things, faith and prayer, we would not be able to carry our crosses which sometime seem so heavy!

 
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