Please bless your possibly autistic fifteen-year old daughter Yelena to ease any problematic sensory overload so that she is able to function by being able to correctly process information in accordance with Your Will, such that her intelligence shine through and develop. Please shield her from ear-splitting noise levels, from lights and motions in the environment that are too dazzling, from smells that overpower, from ultra-sensitivity to touch, from keen taste that can make eating unpleasant … Please tone down these sensations to the point where they can be used as gifts of above average hearing, eyesight, touch, smell, taste rather than being overwhelmingly crippling distractors from interaction with the outside physical world.
If she was not born with the ability to innately recognize the non-verbal body language cues, gestures, the unspoken codes, or the nuanced verbal language and meanings within social interaction, please allow her to learn as much as You feel is for her good and for Your greater glory, … and grant patience to those around her.
Please spare her from those who, well-meaning or not, would prescribe medications that would end up doing more harm than good physically, emotionally, or mentally. Please spare her also from the stigma of labels but instead surround her with teachers who can draw out her natural gifts and talents based on her deep sense of focus and areas of interest. Let people see the good in her and give her plenty of opportunities to thrive and succeed as the unique individual she is, rather than being ostracized for being “different.”
St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for her.
~~ the phoenix