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Five Finger Prayer

five-fingers1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a “sweet duty”.

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “the least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinky should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

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  1. Sami
    August 25th, 2014 | #1

    I struggle with prayer – this was helpful!

  2. Vera
    June 3rd, 2013 | #2

    I found this very useful when having to give a short talk to our healing prayer group[ recently. Thank you – and for all the other topics.

  3. Thresa Schriefer
    July 21st, 2012 | #3

    Thank you for the information & the recall points. Very well done. I will pass this to twitter, facebook, pin it, & my space. I sure they will love it to. My circles eat stuff like this for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  4. Elizabeth
    May 7th, 2012 | #4

    Lord help me to remember this great teaching…
    love You Lord.

  5. Dottie
    December 7th, 2011 | #5

    Thank you for this reminder with our hands. If I could I would send you some support money, I am not boasting but my husband and I support 4 missions and have a compassion child we support besides that we are helping grandchildren with their college loans. Then there is our own church. I value what you are doing and pray that you can continue your work for the LordisMay God richly bless your and your girls this blessed Christmas season.

  6. Evangelist
    May 23rd, 2011 | #6

    Yes, this is so great to know. I will be using it as an extra way of praying. Very neat!!! Thanks.

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