Prayer for son in college

prayer for son in college

They move in to the dorm this weekend and will bring their bags filled with clothes and their boxes filled with books. But you see what they bring in their hearts – anticipation, adventure, love, regret, anxiety, motivation, and hope.

They are a mix of excited, ready, terrified, and wide-eyed freedom.

As he looks for a fresh start, remind him of your faithfulness every morning no matter where he calls home.

As she looks for community, remind her you are always with her no matter where she may go.

As he looks for adventure, remind him how you walk on water, turn water to wine, feed thousands from just a few pieces of bread. Remind him how you bring life straight up out of death, beauty straight out of ashes.

May she have the patience to believe even when she doesn’t see results.

May he know the greatest adventures are found in your presence, the greatest love comes from your heart, the greatest hope is that you’ve made his heart your home.

When insecurity, comparison, disappointment and failure knock on her dorm room door, may she turn to you with her questions rather than run the other way.

Weave your wisdom into the fibers of his soul, bearing the fruit of confidence, clarity, contentment and a light heart.

May he not despise his humanity, rather may he embrace it.

May she not despise her body, rather may she learn to receive and respect her shape as a gift.

May he not despise his weakness, rather may he see how weakness brings a daily reminder to trust.

May they not fear failure, rather may they thrive in the midst of it.

May they not be quick to judge, rather may they be patient and curious.

Help them to find true friends and be a true friend in turn.

Help them find their voice and to use it to be an advocate for themselves and for others.

Replace her shame with courage.

Replace his confusion with peace.

Replace her fear with a love that moves within her beyond her ability to understand.

May your grace surprise them kindly.

Amen.

This sending prayer for students inspired a second post for mamas: A Staying Prayer for Mothers of College Freshmen. May you find peace and joy in this season of transition.

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Prayer Times Today

10 Safar, 1440

19 October, 2018

Calculation Method

Islamic Society of North America

Fajr 15.0  degrees, Isha15.0 degrees

Juristic Method

Standard (Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi)

Latitude/Longitude

30.567, -96.2837

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Quranic Verse of the Day Translated in English

The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo! he, between whom and thee there was enmity (will become) as though he was a bosom friend. (41:34)

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوْبَنَا بَعْدَ اِذْ ھَدَيْتَنَا وَھَبْ لَنَا مِنْ لَّدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ الْوَھَّابُ

Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.

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Gregorian Hijri

Fajr (Morning)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Fajr (Morning) Between the very beginning of dawn and sunrise 2 2 None

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Dhuhr (Noon)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Dhuhr (Noon) Between the declining of the sun & Asr (when the shadow of something is twice its own length) 4 4 2

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Asr (Late Afternoon)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Asr (Late Afternoon) Immediately after the last time limit of Dhuhr until (just before) the sunset 4 None None

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Maghrib (Evening)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Maghrib (Evening) Soon after the sunset until the disappearance of the twilight 3 None 2

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Isha (Night)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Isha (Night) After the disappearance of the twilight until midnight. 4 None 2
Note: There is also a very much emphasized prayer (Witr) after Isha

Note:   The above table contains only Fard, Witr and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Sunrise

Shurooq is the time of sunrise, the time when the upper limb of the sun just starts to appear above the horizon. This marks the end time for Fajr (morning) prayer.

Qiyam

The term Qiyam-ul-layl, in the most literal sense, means to stand during the night. It is a voluntary prayer which is offered between the time of Ishaa prayer and the Fajr prayer (before dawn). But the most preferred time is before sunrise, in the last third of the night.For more information, read our article on qiyam.

Calculation Method

Organization Angle of the sun under the horizon (Fajr) Angle of the sun under the horizon (Isha) Region
Muslim World League 18 degrees 17 degrees Europe, The Far East, Parts of the USA
Egyptian General Authority of Survey 19.5 degrees 17.5 degrees Africa, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Malaysia, Parts of the USA
University Of Islamic Sciences, Karachi 18 degrees 18 degrees Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Parts of Europe
Umm Al-Qura 18.5 Degrees (19 degrees before 1430 hijri) 90 minutes after the Sunset Prayer.
120 minutes (in Ramadan only)
The Arabian Peninsula
Islamic Society of North America 15 degrees 15 degrees Parts of the USA, Canada, Parts of the UK
Union des Organisations Islamiques de France 12 degrees 12 degrees France region
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura 20 degrees 18 degrees Singapore region

The difference between Standard and Hanafi (Juristic Methods)

The only difference is in the Asr prayer. In the standard method (which is used by Imamas Shafii, Hanbali, and Maliki) the Asr prayer time starts when the shadow of an object is equivalent to its height, whereas in the Hanafi method the Asr prayer time starts when the shadow of an object is twice its height.

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Last week I wrote about prayers for your marriage. There was such a response, I decided this week to have my friend Brooke McGlothlin write a guest post on 10 prayers for your son. (On Friday I’ll be posting 10 prayers for your daughter.)

Here’s my friend, Brooke…

He looks at me with a “heels dug in” kind of glare. I know if I said, “the sky is blue on a sunny day” he would try to prove me wrong.

Sometimes, I don’t feel like we’re on the same team anymore, my son and I, and it breaks my heart.

On days like today, when he’s arguing with everything I say and trying his eight-year-old best to do things his way, it seems I’m fighting against him—like there’s a war going on in my house between me and my son, and a distance between us I want to bridge no matter the cost.

I know from my education that this process of differentiation is pretty normal. Boys ache for independence from mama, and feel ready to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” They want to be strong, assert their opinions, and explore their own ideas. Unfortunately, at the McGlothlin Home for Boys, we’re living in the in-between season— where ideas abound before they are mature enough to handle the responsibilities that go along with those ideas.

And so we butt heads.

Sometimes, I’m tempted to let our circumstances tell me my son is the enemy—he’s the one I’m fighting. But then I remember…

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 ESV

When the days of mothering grow long, and make a girl weary, and when what you really want to do is lock your son up in his room and throw away the key, it’s good to remember this:

He’s not your enemy. But there is an enemy.

That’s right, our sons have a real enemy—one that wants to kill, steal and destroy them (John 10:10)—but that enemy, according to the Word of God, has an opponent himself that’s a force to be reckoned with.

You.

Me. Any mother who’s willing to get on her knees and cry out for the heart of her son.

James 5:16 says, “the prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with” (The Message).

The best way a mom can enter the battle for the heart of her son is on her knees, so let’s start fighting for him right now.

prayer for son in college

10 Powerful Prayers to Help You Fight for the Heart of Your Son

1. Create in my son a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within him (Psalm 51:10).

2. May my son walk after You, God, and fear You and keep Your commandments and obey Your voice. May he serve You and hold fast to You (Deuteronomy 13:4).

3. May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him (Deuteronomy 31:6).

4. May my son walk before You, God, as King David walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that You have commanded him and keeping Your statutes and rules (1 Kings 9:4).

5. Like Timothy, may my son be an example to believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12).

6. May my son listen to the way of wisdom and be led in the paths of uprightness (Proverbs 
4:11).

7. Lord, be with my son in trouble; rescue him and honor him (Psalm 91:5).

8. May my son honor his father and mother… (Ephesians 6:2).

9. May my son have love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Timothy 1:5).

10. May my son think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is commendable; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, may he think about these things (Philippians 4:8).

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Thank you, Brooke, for this beautiful list of Scriptural prayers!

Brooke McGlothlin has a new book called Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most. It’s an insightful and much needed book for all moms of boys. Click here for more details.

And today, Brooke is giving away 5 copies of Praying for Boys! To win, leave a comment below telling us what prayer you are praying for your son(s).

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