Sound-Minded Prayer


One of our sons struggled to read. The letters danced across his pages, do-si-doing into mirror images of themselves. I discussed his problem with teachers, doctors, social workers and administrators. But not God.


I prefer this verse in the king’s English:

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJB)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

A sound mind. The phrase doesn’t require a diagnosis and an Individualized Education Program. Doesn’t have to wait for an appointment.

If I had it to do over again, I’d start out with God, asking him to bless my boy with a sound mind. Bless praying

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4 Responses to Sound-Minded Prayer

  1. I’m afraid I was surfing while they were passing those out…but on the other hand, when you’re test-driving a new car, aren’t you SUPPOSED to see how well it slides through a handbrake turn?

  2. You eventually grew into your sound mind. Just took some time.

  3. Wonderful post, Lee. I love that verse (and I prefer this version too). I’m praying for the students in my life. God is able.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      It would be wonderful if every student was in someone’s prayers. The students in your life are blessed, Wendy.

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