The Five Finger Prayer – Via Mom – Fabulous!

Five Finger Prayer

This is so neat.  I had never heard this before.  This is beautiful – and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.

1. Your thumb is nearest 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
pinkie 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.

We should all take heed to this message, life wouldn’t look so bleak and we’d find ourselves growing closer to God.


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