Five Finger Prayer

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Dear Daughters of Rachel,

This week here at Voice of Evangelism Ministry Center everyone is quite busy preparing for the Warrior’s Conference that starts tomorrow. We’re expecting well over 6000 young people from age birth to 35 years. So, with that many young people around, I pondered how you as a Daughter of Rachel could teach your young at home how to start developing their prayer habits. I believe that even an older adult who may be a new Christian, could use this to start developing their habit of praying every day.

Let’s use our hand and call it the 5 finger prayer:

  1. Your thumb is the nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you, your family or friends. 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 and ministers. They need our 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 truly 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. This 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 pinky finger 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.

Ladies, be careful and do not complicate this outline. Remember, we’re trying to teach young people or those young in the Lord. Keep it simple and they will start developing the habit of praying more efficiently every day.

Blessings to you all,

Ellen Kanode


  • Robert Borders
    Reply November 19, 2016

    Robert Borders

    I like the eenie, meenie, miney mo approach to prayer to!

    • Varnel Watson
      Reply November 19, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      You must be a catholic charismatic 🙂 Charles Page does it backwards @ 5

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