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Five Finger Prayer


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 prayers.

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 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


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