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