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When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you – your loved ones (Philippians 1 : 3 – 5).

The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach – Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children (1 Thessalonians 5 : 25).

The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you – national and local leaders, your boss at work (1 timothy 2 : 1 - 2).

The fourth finger is usually the weakest. Prayer for those who are in trouble or who are suffering (James 5 : 13 - 16).

Then comes your little finger. It reminds you of your smallness in relation to God’s greatness. Ask Him to supply your needs (Philippians 4 : 6, 19).

Whatever method you use, just talk with your Father. He wants to hear what’s on your heart.

(Anne Cetas)

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