Friday, March 02, 2007

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,
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 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 yourself more effectively.

God Bless.

l By John H l

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