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 need God’s guidance.
I went to my Grandmothers last night. It is always an amazing experience to be in her presence. She is the Godliest woman I have ever met. She is COMPLETELY devoted to the Lord. Her life revolves around serving Him. I have fond memories of summer visits to church and listening to my Grandma sing off-key. Afterwards she would say: “Joyful noise is music to the Lord.” That pretty much sums up my Grandma. Sing as if no one is listening. God will hear. Willow hasn’t been feeling well so Chris and I divided Masses. I let time get away from me and the only option became 8:00 mass at TU. After Mass, I was close to her house. Guilt set in. I haven’t been so good about stopping by. So I popped in for a few minutes. We played around on the computer for a little bit…Facebook, Smilebox, and Miss Momma to name a few places. It is amazing to me how easy it is to stay connected to people now, if you are even the least bit motivated. When we were almost done my Godly Grandma showed me a favorite e-mail she had just received from my Aunt Judy. I HAD to share this.
Five Finger Prayer
1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. 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 support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
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 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.
At the end was the best part it said: “Don’t tell God how big your storm is, Tell the storm how big your God is!!!!!”