5 Finger Prayer   Leave a comment

submitted: Gary Utz

1.  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 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.
(author unknown)

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Posted August 21, 2010 by dgbmcc in General, no props required, Prayer

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