…pray like a little boy’s life depended on it

You may have heard via the news & Facebook about my nephew, Bensten, who was hit by a car outside of his house sledding in McLean, VA this week. He was flown to Fairfax Hospital where he is in critical care. He is 6 years old.

We need prayers desperately.

The Bensten family wants the world to hold him up in prayer. Pray & please help us get it trending #pray4bman



  1. Chrissy Reynolds says:

    Praying for this beautiful boy from Alpharetta, GA. May God wrap his arms around you all during this tragic time.

  2. Oh my Lord Jesus. You love this precious boy. You chose him before the creation of the world. You love him fiercely. You have his life and destiny in your hands. We ask you for miracle for him. Lift him and breath life over him. We love you Jesus and our hope is in you. The doctor of the doctors. In your ne Jesus!
    Dear Cristen, I have a son of that age. My heart and prayers goes with all of you.

  3. Julie Wagner says:

    Dear Lord, I pray that you would lay your hands on this precious child and heal his little body? Be with the doctors and nurses. Wrap your arms around his family so they can feel your love and peace. Also be with the person in the car. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen!

  4. sherri allman says:

    PRAYING RIGHT NOW! Lifting up this young man, his caregivers and his family!

  5. Donna Dell says:

    I have been lifting him up in prayer. Also for his family members and you Christen.

  6. We don’t know each other but I’m a Mclean mother of 4 kids.
    I will pray every day for this sweet boy. We will add him to our prayer chain at St. Johns Catholic School. Please know this whole town is praying for all of youl.

  7. prayers lifted for your nephew!

  8. Ann Drummond says:

    Oh no. Praying for a swift healing and recovery.

  9. get well soon little man

  10. Alice Middleton says:

    I am serving as the Prayer Chain coordinator of the St. John the Beloved Church. We have just sent out a request to our 150 members to pray for Bensten. We are with you at this difficult time.

  11. Alice Middleton says:

    Please ignore the “your comment is awaiting moderation” in my post. I left my desk for a moment, and when I returned, somehow that was inserted. Don’t know how it happened. Then it was posted. Sorry.

  12. I hope this message finds him getting stronger each day. Prayers to all!

  13. So sorry to hear this terrible news. Sending love and prayers your way. Get well soon Benston x

  14. Paul Voudrach says:

    I pray with the family and all saints in prayer for Bensten. We agree in prayer for this boy and we do leave him before Your Holy Throne Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Lord let your Will be done. Amen and Amen!!!

  15. Prayers for The Bensten family. What a beautiful smile this sweet boy has! God bless him and help him get well very soon.

  16. Barbara foelber says:

    Prayers prayers prayers!

  17. Alison Waldman says:

    Shabbat prayers will be said for him this evening by the Waldman family.

  18. Sandra Filer says:

    Prayers to this family and his care givers that God may have his hand on them all. God Bless and be with this family..

  19. Lori Penzato says:

    Praying for your family. He is a beautiful boy and he will pull through this and recover soon.
    God bless him!!!

  20. I did hear of this terrible accident and will pray for your beautiful nephew I hope he recovers soon.

  21. My heart is wrapped around you and your family. May God bless and keep Bentsen safe.

  22. Praying for you Bensten! I have a 6 year old boy who loves to play outside just like you!
    Hugs and Kisses. xoxoxox

  23. We are holding this beautiful, precious boy and your whole family in our prayers. May you all be graced with healing and strength.


  24. Praying for this little boy from Australia.

  25. Praying to my God & Jesus for your speedy recovery Christen! xo

  26. Prayers sent from Illinois…that His gracious and healing hand protect this lil’ guy.

  27. Lugene Bastian says:

    Praying for your nephew and the whole family. He is a beautiful child with a grin that would light the world. Get well little Bensten, the world needs you.

  28. Awaiting good news…sending prayers for Bensten every moment until word of his recovery. ❤️

  29. Sherry Haines says:

    Praying for this precious child. I will also be lifting up all his famiky and those caring for him. Father God we ask for healing and full recovery for this precious boy and his loving family.

  30. Diana Culp Bork says:

    Praying very hard for you, young man, as well as for your family. I started praying for you this morning when I saw the news and have not stopped.

  31. There is power in prayer….saying prayers for the whole family. Bensten is such a sweet little guy…..

  32. Vickie Carroll says:

    Father God, we humbly come to ask for a miracle of healing for this little boy. We pray that your mercy will cover this boy and his family, we ask that you restore him to his sweet, vibrant and happy self. Father, grant his family peace and his doctors skill as they care for your child. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, this I pray.

  33. Judi Cecich says:

    So sad……sending prayers to your and your family through this sorrowful time. Seeing that sweet little face just breaks your heart to know he is in the hospital

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish I could make it all better…but all I can offer you is my love and prayers….

  34. so sorry to hear this, will certainly keep him in my prayers, hugs for you, Elaine

  35. Jennifer Roselius says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your little boy, from Mansfield,Texas. . .

  36. Prayers for you from Rhode Island. Stay strong!

  37. Binh Nguyen says:

    Om Mani Padme Hum!
    Om Mani Padme Hum!
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  38. Be strong sweet boy.

  39. Praying for Bensten and family.

  40. Janie Strauss says:

    He is in my prayers.

  41. Gina Thorson says:

    Praying hard for this family. I also live in McLean, VA and will add this dear boy and his family to the prayer list at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
    Gina Thorson

  42. Praying from Texas!!!!!

  43. Dearest Bensten and family:
    The Leudemann family is praying for you tonight and every night until you can run and play again. What an awful and tragic accident. You have so many people, friends and strangers alike, praying for you and helping you to find the strength to fight. We are all with you.
    Love, Strength and Prayers,

    Elicia, David, Carter, Parker and Kye Leudemann
    Leesburg, VA

  44. Bethany Carter Howlett says:

    Prayers For You Lil Guy.

  45. Praying. God bless Bensten and family.

  46. Praying for your sweet nephew and family from South Carolina.

  47. When I lay my head down tonight this angels face will be in my sight. My prayers to God I will send that this sweet little boy He will mend.
    I’m holding your family in my heart and please keep us updated.

  48. Prayers for you all …

  49. Seinding prayers for strength and healing from our whole family in Cambridge, England.

  50. Michelle Ziobro says:

    God bless lance and his family and precious child! Xoxo

  51. lots of love, healing and prayers for this sweet little boy…god bless..

  52. Thoughts and prayers from Annapolis.
    Stay strong!

  53. Prayers for you and family.

  54. What a beautiful boy. Prayers for peace, comfort and guidance for your family and caretakers.

  55. Am praying for Bensten, his family, and friends.
    God bless!
    Richmond, VA

  56. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family that your nephew makes a speedy recovery!

  57. Michelle Ridge says:

    Praying for Bensten and the family at this difficult time in Greensboro NC.

    Michelle Ridge

  58. Praying for a speedy recovery for this sweet little boy!

  59. The Roettgers family from Cincinnati, Ohio is praying that the Bman has a fast recovery! We are also praying for strength and faith for you and your family.

  60. Praying for your nephew from Italy.

  61. Sending lots of prayers!! Every parents worst nightmare! Praying for this little guys family too!!

  62. Meg Sharp says:

    Christen so sorry to hear about your nephew. We have and will #Pray4BMan!


  63. Thank you God for enabling me to deeply feel the Love of God encircling the Christen and the Bensten Family. This Love fills all space. This perfect Love is all power and ever-present. This realization that Love is All, casts out fear, and brings into expression God’s perfect child. Christen is that perfect child of God. Christen is right now, the very image and likeness of Love and Life here on earth. Amen.

  64. Count on our prayers Father.

  65. I am praying. Asking God for mercy and healing and hope for you all in Jesus name. “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit.” Ps 34:18

  66. Prayers being said in Southern Maryland.

  67. Prayers being said in Southern Maryland.

  68. Sending prayers for little Bensten and his family !!! Prayer warriors are the best !!!

  69. my prayers are with
    the family
    i lost a son at age 12 lord help your son

  70. Lots of prayers coming from Naples, FL.

  71. My family will be praying for your family.

  72. Sending prayers for this little one, family members and driver as well. God be with you all at this difficult time.

  73. Lord,
    Save this young man who was doing what all children do– having fun, and looking forward to serving you.


  74. I will be praying for him, for your whole family and for his full recovery.

  75. Kristi Caswell says:

    Praying for your little nephew and family all the way from Vancouver Island, Canada. My heart broke reading this, I have two little boys, our family is praying with you.

  76. Prayers for this child from a grandma from California

  77. Prayers for this child and his family from a grandma from California

  78. The Kemp Family says:

    Sending up prayers from Charlotte, NC. We ask for hope, strength, and comfort at this difficult time.

  79. Katie Myers says:

    Praying right now for God to heal this precious little boy…please Lord, we ask that you wrap your arms around this boy and his family. We lift him up to you…amen.

  80. Maggie McDermott says:

    Sending strength and prayers for precious Bensten and his entire family. My heart has hurt all day thinking about this happening to a 6 year old boy.

  81. Kathleen Brown says:

    Petitioning God in prayer here in Israel for this precious boy and his family.

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