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 leaders of the government, 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 your needs more effectively.

17 Responses to The Five Finger Prayer

  1. Mamorao Khaebana says:

    Awesome, this is very comprehensive I now know how to pray for everyone. Thanks for sharing this powerful approach to prayer.

  2. glends constance says:

    Thank you so much what a powerfull guide.

  3. linda says:

    And lift your whole hand in worship to Him.

  4. Tess says:

    This is so amazing….thank you for sharing and truly a good reminder when we pray to our sovereign God and yet, He is faithful and hear our prayers and supplication…

    May God bless us always including our world…

  5. udochukwu Agharanya says:

    Thanks. This will enable the Christian to spend more time in God’s presence, praying. God bless you.

  6. Stalin says:

    awesome information

  7. Alfred says:

    I’ve heard about the “Five Finger Prayer” but not in this format. I think this is great! Thanks for this, even my first daughter likes it! GOD bless you all!

  8. Friday Bodjor says:

    This is a powerful prayer formular that work wounders. Thanks and keep walking tall in the LORD.

  9. PEDRO MENDOZA says:

    God bless!!!!

  10. Rafael says:

    I liked A Lot!
    I’m from Panama in Central America… And I really liked how simple but deep at the same Time could be our prayer time! Thanks!

  11. Susan Yilme says:

    Its so amazing how the Father Loves His children, its awesome to be called a child pf the Mos thigh, blessed be God that when we pray for others God will lift us up

  12. Kwadwo says:

    Nice one!

  13. Melanie Mae Macaraya says:

    Thank you for this 🙂 God bless us all.

  14. Keith says:

    Very nice! Very nice, orderly way to say our prayers. A very good perspective.

  15. charmaine says:

    Very good

  16. Francis says:

    This will greatly help and shape my prayer life. Thank you for the wisdom

  17. Charles 'Buddy' Whatley says:

    i remember this from awhile ago and am glad to see it again…

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