Five Finger Prayer
1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your
prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiestto 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
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
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
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(posted 19 August 2007)