My prayer starts from a dream I had recently. In the dream I saw myself in a rural village setup, walking with a little girl. As we got to the rural road leading to town, I remembered something I should have carried with me. The road was not far off from the house we had just left. So I asked the little girl to stand by a tree and wait for me as I ran back to get the item. Rural roads are almost always deserted of traffic until the once-a-day bus passes by.
I meant to be in the house for about five minutes or so; but for some reason I delayed for nearly half an hour. When I eventually came back to the roadside, the little girl was walking down the road and crying after me. Somehow, she had lost sense of where I had disappeared to and was looking for me down the road. I called after her but she kept walking down the road crying. Then I woke up.
Heavenly Father, I pray for the child in my dream who most probably represents some young person somewhere who is aching in their heart because of the loss of their parent or parents. The loss could be a recent one or could have happened many years ago. But they seem unable to come to terms with the loss or find peace and comfort in you. They feel abandoned, lost, with no one to care about their welfare. Those who were supposedly family, relatives or friends seem to have also abandoned them. The memory of their parents has been forgotten and they also feel forgotten.
Hear this young person, dear Father, when they cry out in pain. Speak to them and let them know that you care; and that you love them. Let them also hear when someone close to them is calling out to them, offering a hand of strength and a shoulder to lean on. Life can become a jungle when there is no one paying attention. Sensitize the family and friends and let them hear and see the deep need in this young person’s heart. Stretch out their hand in love and allow this young person to see this and respond positively.
In Jesus’ name we pray.