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The 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 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.


  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. udochukwu Agharanya

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

  5. 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…

  6. Mamorao Khaebana

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

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