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.
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
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