My son Danny passed on July 1, 2008, from an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs. He was 22 years old, a beautiful mountain of a kid with his whole life ahead of him, gone in an instant due to an error in judgment.
The day after he passed, while lying in bed not knowing what to do with myself, I sent out a mass email to everyone in my email address book, stating briefly that my son Dan had passed of an overdose and I asked everyone to please send him a prayer.
It was kind of an instinctual thing, I didn’t really think much about it. In the insanity of the days to follow, I forgot all about it.
One week later, I was sitting in session with the gifted medium, Glenn Dove, who instantly brought through my father who had Dan with him. One of the first things Dan commented on was the “waves of prayer” that he felt coming to him from so many people and how much the prayers had helped to heal him. I was impressed, because I knew I’d set a prayer list into motion, but I didn’t really expect the prayers to have such a powerful effect on Danny.
One year later, as we were approaching the first anniversary of Dan’s passing, we wondered what to do. We didn’t want to ask anyone to inconvenience themselves on our behalf, but we felt that we needed to do something. My husband Jerry suggested that we ask everyone to say a prayer and I knew instantly that would be the best thing that we could do.
Emails were sent out, phone calls were made and a prayer team was set into motion. When the dreaded day of July 1st came, we were surprised to discover that we felt stronger than we had imagined we would. We didn’t know how to explain it, but we felt the support from the prayers.
It was at this point that I had the idea to form The Prayer Registry to open this up to all parents who had lost children. My son Aaron helped me to create this free website service, which is dedicated to all of the families who have lost children, whatever age that child was when they passed.
This site registers the anniversary day of our children’s crossing. The members of this online community, the Prayer Team, have the opportunity to honor their child’s legacy and connect with other bereaved parents in order to participate in world-wide group prayer for every registered loved one on the anniversary day of their passing.
To learn more see my website: www.sheriperl.com/the-prayer-registry. To register a child for prayer, email Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need only your child’s full name along with the date that he or she passed to ensure that your child receives prayer every year on the anniversary day of his or her passing.
Fortunately, most of our parents report feeling stronger and less agonized on their children’s Prayer Dates and our children have come through reputable mediums to express gratitude for the gift of energy that comes their way from the prayers. It is a wonderful feeling to know that there is still something that we can do to help our children and that we are doing it.
I am grateful to Open to Hope for giving me this opportunity to invite all of you to register your children for prayer and become a part of our growing Prayer Team of loving parents. All are welcome.
Sheri Perl 2011Tags: signs and connections