Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FIVE FINGER PRAYER

Have you ever wanted to have some prayer time and you just can't think of what to pray or maybe where to start?  Next time try the Five Finger Prayer.  This is also a great thing to teach children when they are learning the practice of prayer.



Start by putting your hands together in front of you as when praying.  Your thumb will be the closest to you.  Since it is the closest the thumb reminds you to pray for those that are closest to you, meaning your family and close friends.

The next finger is your pointer finger.  Let it remind you to pray for those that point you in the right direction.  Teachers in your school, or your childs teacher.  And don't forget your Pastor!

The middle finger is the tallest finger and it reminds us to pray for our leaders.  Whether it is the President of our country, Senators, Congresssmen or your local town leaders, they all need our prayers to make the right decisions.  We may not always agree with the beliefs or decisions of our leaders but they still need our prayers.

The fourth finger is called your ring finger.  This is the weakest of all the fingers.  Let this finger remind you to pray for those who are sick and hurting.

And last the pinkie finger which is the smallest finger which reminds us to also pray for ourselves. 


 I suspect this prayer might have something to do with the Packer playoff game on Saturday. 


1 comment:

Angie Vik said...

This is great. I've never heard it before. I'm real visual and this is the kind of stuff that sticks with me. Thanks for sharing.