Letter: A Prayer for Benjamin 


On Nov. 16, 2021 my grandson, 4-year-old Benjamin Barresi, suffered cardiac arrest here in New Canaan. A preschooler at West School, he then suffered a second episode later in January, both caused by a rare genetic arrhythmia. He’s been diagnosed with a rare life-threatening condition that is abbreviated CPVT, which unexpectedly claims the lives of many children each year. 

Benjamin Barresi. Photo courtesy of the Barresi family

Transported last year to Norwalk Hospital by New Canaan Emergency Medical Services, Benjamin has since had stints at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and is now being treated at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Please join us to pray for our little fighter so that he can soon bring joy back into our world on his road to recovery.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving Benjamin.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,  to the world to save and to set Benjamin free. 
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore Benjamin.
Loving Father, touch Benjamin now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for Benjamin to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. 
Cover Benjamin with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ from the top of Benjamin’s head to the soles of Benjamin’s feet. Cast anything that should not be in Benjamin.
Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through Benjamin’s entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that Benjamin’s body will function the way you created it to function. 
Touch also Benjamin’s mind and Benjamins emotion, even the deepest recesses of Benjamin’s heart. 
Saturate Benjamin’s entire being with your presence, love, joy and peace and draw Benjamin ever closer to you every moment of Benjamin’s life.
And Father, fill Benjamin with your Holy Spirit and empower Benjamin to do your works so that Benjamin’s life will bring glory and honor to your holy name.
I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Loretta Barresi

23 thoughts on “Letter: A Prayer for Benjamin 

    • My family and I join you in your heart warming prayer for little Benjamin’s full recovery. Please rest assured that we are with you all the way in wishing you and the family many years of fulfilling life with Benjamin and his own grand children. Best wishes always.

  1. Benjamin is precious!!! Sending big prayers for your beautiful fighter.
    Love and blessings to you and your family xoxo

  2. Praying for Benjamins complete healing and complete recovery, In Jesus name we pray, God bless you, Benjamin. Amen.

  3. Loretta, I am so glad you posted this to a wider audience. I am happy to pray for your sweet grandson, Benjamin.

  4. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in their midst.” Loretta, a growing gathering is praying for Benjamin and your family. Only blessings will come from this. Please keep us informed.

  5. Loretta, thank you for updating us on Benjamin. We will continue to pray him. May God send his healing powers to him so he may make a full recovery.

  6. As the grandfather of four grandsons aged 5, 3, 3, and 1 I am so aware how precious Benjamin is. I will pray for him every evening. George Baker

  7. Loretta, I have prayed for Benjamin’s health an well being daily since the day you handed me a prayer card in Mead Park. I was there with my grandchildren, and I understood the depth of your anxiety.

  8. I have been praying for Benjamin’s complete healing every day. Thoughts and prayers for your entire family. May God bless and heal this brave little boy. Be strong and think positive. Have hope that God and his doctors will be guided for a complete and full recovery for this beautiful boy. Benjamin will be healed!❤️
    Margie & Cesare Musilli

  9. Loretta, we pray for Benjamin and your family everyday. May the good Lord watch over this precious Angel Benjamin .😇💙 Praying for a speedy and full recovery. 🙏

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