This is so neat. I had never heard
this before. This is beautiful – and
it is surely worth making the 5 finger
prayer a part of our lives.
Your thumb is nearest 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.”
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.
The next finger is the tallest
finger. It reminds us of our leaders.
Pray for the president, leaders in
business and industry, and
administrator s. These people shape our
nation and guide public opinion. They
need God’s guidance.
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.
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
perspectiv e and you will be able to
pray for yourself more effectively.