Five Finger Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6

The five finger prayer method is a simple yet powerful way to pray for five people every day. And it makes it really easy to remember!

The first is the thumb, because it’s the nearest to you. Begin your prayers by praying for those closest to your heart; family, friends, etc. They are the most important people in our lives.

The second is the index finger. This one should remind us to pray for those that are the furthest away from us. Those that we cannot reach but can point to.

The third is the tallest and largest finger. It should reminds us to pray for our leaders; our president, prime minister, leaders of business and industry, clergy or administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion and need God’s guidance.

The fourth 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 enough for them.

The fifth is our little finger – the smallest of all. 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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