College bound…A prayer for my son Joshua

FullSizeRender (19)Father God,

Watch over our son Joshua as moves to college today for his first time away from home. As you know you have created this man in your image help him understand that, so he keeps you close while on his journey.

As you see you have created a fine man,- one who seeks your love and approval. As he walks into the world may he be protected from its darkness as you shine your light to lead him to his future. Father help him focus on his studies by reminding him the importance of this priority in his life. When his work is complete and he has gained the knowledge you intended for him, may he explore the opportunity of your plan for his life.

Father teach him the importance of maintaining his relationship with his family especially his mother whose heart is broken as he leaves her nest. Help him love her from a distance reminding her of his return. Let him feel and accept our love as he pushes off today to start his new life one that I know will be blessed with your truth and grace. Watch over our son Abba keep him safe in your arms on his journey.

Joshua 1:9   “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”



Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

One thought on “College bound…A prayer for my son Joshua

  1. I am hopeful that he is adjusting well and finding college to be an amazing time of self-discovery and education!


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