Monday, January 22, 2007

Finger Prayers


Just thought I would pass on this simple way to pray for others. Great to use with young children--gives them an illustration and guide for their prayers.


  • Your thumb is the digit nearest to your heart, so pray first for those
    who are closest to you. Members of your family, friends, neighbors and your own needs as well.

  • The second finger is the one used for pointing. Pray for those who point you toward the truth, whether at church or school. Pray for your teachers, mentors, pastors, and those who inspire your faith.

  • The third finger is the tallest. Let it stand for the leaders in every sphere of life. Pray for those in authority-both within the body of Christ and those who hold offices in various areas of government.

  • The fourth finger is the weakest, as every pianist knows. Let it stand for those who are in trouble and pain-the sick, injured, abused, wounded, or hurt.

  • The little finger is the smallest. Let is stand for those who often go unnoticed, including those who suffer abuse and deprivation.

11 comments:

janiswrites said...

This is great! I am going to print it out and use it for family night this week. Thanks for sharing, Kelly! Blessings

Chris said...

I have done this with my older children, but I need to remember to do this with my younger two.

I love the finger painted hands!

Kim said...

I love this!

Susie said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us.

Paula said...

I love that! I will remember that as Colton gets older.

Michelle said...

I had forgotten about this!! This is something I will have to do with the girls! Thanks so much for posting ~ Just another reason why I love Blogging!!!
Michelle
www.raisinglittlewomen.com

Peach said...

I love this. What a great idea. I'm going to print this out and use it with my little boy tonight. This is such a timely tip. Check out today's post to see why : )

Glass Half Full said...

Excellent idea!!!

Susanne said...

This is excellent!

Leslie said...

How sweet! And simple for a child to remember.

Deidre said...

It's been awhile since I've heard this. Thanks! I'm going to print it out to use.