Five Finger Prayer

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Apostle Paul told us that we should pray without ceasing so we should pray at all time. We should not only pray when things aren’t going well or when we are in danger or very critical but always. 1Thessalonians5:17 “pray without ceasing”

This is so neat. I had never heard this before. This is beautiful – and it is surely worth making the five 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 a ‘sweet duty.’ The other easiest to remember are your enemies if you have one or more. Jesus said this Matthew 5:46-48 “For if you love those who love you, what rewards have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” You may ask what then will I do with my enemies Jesus instructed us and said this – Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you”

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. Hebrews13:18 “Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably.”

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. 1Timothy 2:1-2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

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.
3John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

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 little finger 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.
Mark 13:18 “And pray that your flight may not be in winter.”
Mark 13:33 “Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.”
Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Don’t tell God how big your storm or mountain is, tell the storm how big your God is.

One Response to Five Finger Prayer

  1. wonderful way to put in mind while prayn thanks alot 4 sharing