Friday, September 9, 2005

Just a neat 'lil prayer

The 5-Finger Prayer

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.
  1.
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."

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 prayers.

3.
The next finger is the tallest finger. It
reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the
president, military, 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 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 effectively.

If you decide to send this to a friend,
you might brighten someone's day!
Pass this on to someone special... I did.
Best regards
  [Author Unknown]

3 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

What a special prayer! Thanks!

betty

gdireneoe said...

TYTY Merry.  I am putting this in an e-mail right now.  BTW, I tagged you...LOL ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

nanmm11 said...

you've given order to my random praying now. thanks