5 Finger Prayer

       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

       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.


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