Prayer for Oscar

Almighty God,

I believe You hear all the heartfelt prayers, poured out for Oscar, across the world. I believe that nationality is of no consequence, for ours is a global family and our prayers are the shared language of faith and love.

I believe You accept our prayers in whatever form they are proffered; spoken or thought, planned or spontaneous, reflective meditation or words carefully chosen and lovingly scribed. Prayers offered at home, at work or whilst surrounded by the wonders of your creation. Prayers offered in places of worship; silent and solemn, fragrant gifts of the heart spiralling heavenwards in the swirling smoke of a candle. Prayers shared in fellowship, and solitary prayer softly carried on the wings of a whisper.

Father, You hear them all. For all our prayers are wrapped in faith and offered to You in sincerity and love, and Oscar is your beloved child.

Lord, hear my prayer tonight…

May the blessing of Your love, and the warmth of Your closeness never leave him. Though his surroundings are harsh and alien, may he always be conscious of You there with him, his constant companion. May the certainty of Your presence engulf the anguish of isolation and loneliness and offer constant reassurance that he is safe, that he is loved, and that he is never alone or abandoned.

When he is troubled; enveloped by darkness and haunted by crushing recollections, Lord be his help, his counsellor, his pillar of strength. Speak to him words of love and compassion. Still the turmoil of his mind, lift the heavy burden of regret and remorse from his shoulders, and wipe away his tears and torment with Your mercy and grace.

And when the road ahead is shrouded by a veil of uncertainty and fear, Lord chase away the shadows, dispel the darkness with the revelation of Your purpose for his future, like the brightest star in the darkest night, illuminating the way ahead. And Father, if it is Your will, may he find ahead of him, a road paved with purpose and promise, a destiny mapped out by divine hand, and an onward journey to redemption, restoration, peace and healing.



Love Heather x

Week 27

Dear Oscar

It’s hard to believe that all these weeks have passed …to us out here time is whizzing by! It seems like only last week we were celebrating Christmas.
I’d like to think that for you time is flying also…..but that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. I want the next 13 weeks or so to go even faster because I just want you HOME. That awful place is NO place for a lovely guy like you. Please continue to stay strong in mind body and soul.

Love Angela (England) x

Feel The Warmth

My dear boy – my friend,

It’s me again, I am afraid you are stuck with me for a little while longer. I won’t leave you until you are safe and sound – remember?

It’s making me so happy and hopeful to see that our group of supporters are still growing. There are so many beautiful people out here sending you love and respect. You really deserve to be loved, Oscar. I repeat – you DESERVE to be loved, because you ARE a wonderful person! Yes, I know, you did a terrible mistake that dreadful night (and became a victim of circumstances), but it doesn’t define who you are! You are still a humble, kind and caring young man, with a lovely smile and a big, warm heart.

I don’t know what you can, or cannot do in your daily life, right now, but I hope there are something you are able to do, to hold your mind occupied (at least for a while). I also hope you are getting your medicines and therapy properly. It’s worries me, not to know how you are doing. Oscar, you and your terrible destiny, has touched me in a way I didn’t think was possible for anyone, except my family. I care for you – so please accept my (and all the others) love and hopefully you will feel a little bit strengthened by it. Let our love embrace you and feel the warmth from everyone who cares about you!

You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. God bless you my son!

Much of love!



Dear Oscar,

You are always so much on my mind and these days it is JOY that often comes to mind when I think of you:

The very special joy (who) came into your life when you were about 2 years old – Aimee Joy – and the joy of having a brother like Carl.  What a blessing you three are to each other!

As a champion athlete, the joy that you’ve given to so many people of all ages, backgrounds, countries. We miss your beautiful smile and your glorious running, both always so full of joy.

My prayers from God’s Word and my heart, for you in your current circumstances –

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”
“May the joy of the Lord be your strength.”

And from God’s Word regarding your healing and your (not too distant) future –

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
“You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:  the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Much love always,

Avril Brandt, Gloucestershire, UK


Eyes are the window to the soul

Dear Oscar,

If I could give you one thing in my life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you.
Then you would realize how beautiful you are.

We will continue supporting you and your family during this difficult time and we know, that you have the ability to once again amaze the world.

You are strong and we will stand by you.

Kind regards

Never Change

You are constantly in my thoughts Oscar. Never change who you are for anyone, stay as special as you are, you are a beautiful human being with a beautiful soul.

With love and hugs,

Tracy G