Join us this Saturday at 8:00pm

I can’t even tell you how many tears I have cried in the last few days…I could’ve probably filled the ocean with them all. Some of the tears were pure sadness of what we are facing, some were of joy that I have the privilege of being this little guy’s mama and get to carry him through this, some were of loneliness to come into my quiet home yesterday knowing we weren’t all here, some were of gratitude that I got to hold my other babies, some were of pain that I had to hear Davis cry and ask for Bennett’s liver to be better so our family could be back together again, some were of desperation for God to just heal Bennett immediately. No lie…filled an ocean.

But as I’m writing this right now, the one thing I feel is peace. Don’t get me wrong, the sadness, fear, anger and confusion creep in. But I’m choosing to not swim in it until it takes me under. Lord, I don’t even want to wade around in that destruction. Instead, I’m choosing to believe in a God who loves me and loves my family, loves my baby.

And I believe that Bennett will be healed. Oh, I wish it were today and we could all come home and have a big family hug (we do those hugs a lot around here with the kids!). But God has said, “Not yet.”

And another thing He has said is, “Pray like you’ve never prayed before.” I have heard it, Ben has heard it, other family members have heard it. We need nothing short of a miracle to save his little life.

So this is where the title of this post comes in…we are calling you to pray with us this Saturday at 8pm (central time). Get some friends together and pray for our Bennett.

When I think of what it’s like to “pray like you’ve never prayed before,” I can’t help but think of the song Let It Go from the Disney movie Frozen (probably because it’s stuck in my head since it’s just about the only song that Davis and Reide listen to in the car!). But when it comes to that point in the song where she is saying “Let it go,” it’s with enthusiasm and emotion of freedom. That’s how I will pray for Bennett on Saturday. With a heart of believing who God promises to be. With a heart of trusting His perfect plan for Bennett’s life. With a heart of praise. With a heart of desperation. With a heart bare before the Lord…letting it all go. I am not in control. But My God is.

So we would love for you to join us. You can be in the quietness of your home by yourself. Or grab some friends together and join together in prayer. We don’t really care what it looks like or how it’s done. We just believe that there is power when we are in unison all praying for one little 18 month old boy, Bennett Thomas Coleman.

Now if you are like me at all, it’s really nice to have a little “guide” to help in prayer. Often I sit with good intentions to pray for people and then my thoughts get the best of me and before I know it my shopping list is completed in my head. Oops…how did I get on that tangent while trying to pray! So to help you with that if you need it or want it, my amazing husband has created a Prayer Guide (love that pastor in him!).

Use it or don’t. Again, it doesn’t matter. We just encourage you to pray with us.

So set an alarm. This Saturday at 8pm central time. Let’s Let It Go and see how God answers!

Download Prayer Guide HERE.

31 Comments

  1. Every time Bennett crosses my mind (which is quite often throughout the day) I pray for him. Count me and my family in at 8pm Saturday. Stay strong. Stay brave. God is with you.

  2. I have been following this story since a family friend told me about it. A little words of encouragement from one of God’s miracles:
    I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease when I was about 6. No cure for it just meds to help cope. At 23 years old I was just waiting to die. After seeing 12 different specialist I was told there was nothing more they or myself could do. Well I got saved! Then I prayed like I never prayed before! And God heard my prayers! I’m 28 years old now and have absolutely NO SIGN of ever having Crohns. My doctors are still scratching their heads lol! God is always Good. I will definitely be praying for Bennett! Because I know that God is Always in the healing business!

  3. We will be praying Saturday at 8 and will continue to pray. You guys are amazing and so inspiring in the way you guide your hearts and trust God. He is working.

    1. I will join with you! I can not possibly imagine what you are going through Coleman family. My heart hurts and loves for you and I am honored to be trusted to pray for you.

  4. For 14 years I have met on Saturday mornings with two other men to encourage each other and pray. We will meet at 8:00 tomorrow and will lift Bennett in prayer to the Lord.

  5. Matt. 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” We may not be all together physically, but we will all “be together” in spirit of prayer for Bennett and for Davis, Reid, and you and Ben.

  6. Sometimes we just need a good cry! Psalm 56:8 says, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” NLT
    I wonder if one day in heaven we will wash Jesus’ feet with our tears just like the woman in Luke 7:38.

  7. Alarm set for Saturday! My heart goes out to Bennett while lfting him in prayers. God is sovereign! We are not. He has the big picture that we cannot see. Trust in Him! Bennett is already so blessed with an amazing Godly family. May God give your family and doctors wisdom on what exactly to do next. Praying for complete healing.

  8. 8:00 pm on Saturday. We will be praying with you along with other prayer warriors. May you find strength & peace in His love.

  9. I will be praying on Saturday, 8:00 p.m. May there be comfort, peace and strength from all of the many prayers coming your way!

  10. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are sharing your message and prayer request with all our family and friends.

    God’s Blessings and love to you all!

  11. Praying for you, your family, and your sweet baby Bennett. Stay close to God. He does love you and your family. Love to you all.

  12. I do not know you but I am a mother of 2boys. I will absolutely pray for your precious son! May God continue to bless you & give you peace & strength.

  13. Praying and sharing ~ God has blessed us with your family tenfold…I pray his blessing be upon your family and you feel his powerful love and healing tenfold and we will be praying with you tomorrow night at 8. Sharing your prayer, thanks for sharing it with us.

  14. I will be praying with you.

    In your desperation remember the account of the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15. She came to Jesus, desperate for Him to heal her daughter from demon possession. She persisted and her faith was rewarded.

  15. I will be lifting Bennett up in prayers at 8:00 pm this Sat….Praying that “By JESUS’ STRIPES” BENNETT YOU ARE HEALED!!!!!!!!! POWER OF PRAYER WORKS

  16. Megan and Ben and family,

    We are aching with and for you as we fight with you in prayer for Bennet’s healing. We will join you tonight at 8!

    Bryan and Sarah Moran

  17. Praying with you and your family in Christ. God is faithful. He loves Bennett so very much!
    From River Ridge, Louisiana.

  18. My husband & I were at an event last night at First Baptist Church in Lafayette. Well, I wanted to let y’all know that the church sanctuary was packed & at about 815 every single person in attendance bowed their heads & prayed for baby Bennett! We were praying & will continue. We sang this song last night & I could not help but think of all the people storming the doors of heaven in prayer for Baby Bennett!

    I love you Lord and I lift my voice
    To worship you O my soul rejoice
    Take joy my King in what you hear
    May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear!

    Our prayers just have to be sweet sounds in His ear!! Love y’all!!

  19. Last night as I sat with Mark’s old family Bible praying and reading your scripture…Mark was praying at the Nationwide arena where
    ..at 9:00…there was a power surge and everything stopped for five minutes. Columbus generated lots of prayer energy for Bennett last night!! 🙂

  20. You don’t know me, I am “sister/friend” of Debe McGuire….she has shared your story…..I Will be praying at 8pm. God bless Bennentt!

  21. I am the sister of Hannah Muder. She has shared Bennett’s story with us. Our family prays daily for him and for your family. And the ladies in my MOPS group are praying for him. We will pray until Bennett is healed!
    Benton, LA

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