Sunday, March 02, 2008

Five finger Prayer

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,
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
can not 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 perspe ctive and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Quote of the Day:

When the time is ripe for certain things,

these things appear in different places

in the manner of violets coming to light in the early spring.

~Farkas Bolyai


justabeachkat said...

Hope your weekend was good. It's been gorgeous here.


joan said...

I love this Jennifer! I've not heard this one before but it's great!