Your "Thumb" is nearest to you.
So begin your prayers by praying
for those closest to you.
They are the easiest to remember.
To pray for loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis
once said, "a sweet duty."
The next finger is the "Pointing Finger."
Pray for those who teach, instruct, and lead.
This includes teachers, doctors and ministers.
They need support and wisdom in pointing
others in the right direction.
Keep them in your prayers.
The next finger is the "Tallest Finger."
It reminds us of our leaders.
Pray for our President and other leaders.
These people shape our nation and guide public opinion.
They need God's guidance.
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 pain. They need our prayers day and night.
You cannot pray too much for them.
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.
And remember . . .
Pray without ceasing . . .
Always giving thanks to our Father in EVERY THING!