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5 Finger Prayer

Everyone of us has a direct telephone to God. Its called prayer. How we use this is up to us. I had something sent to me in email that I thought I would share. It was how to remember who to pray for. Hope you enjoy it.


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

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 pinky should remind you to pray for

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.