Summary: A Guide When Praying For Others

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)

Our prayers ascend to heaven’s throne

Regardless of the form we use;

Our Father always hears His own

Regardless of the words we choose.

D. De Haan

’Praying Hands’

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