THE FIVE FINGER PRAYER
This is so neat. I just got this from my Mom today and I had never heard this before. This is beautiful – and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.
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.
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.
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.
Did You Think To Pray by Mary A. Kidder
Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor,
As a shield today?
O how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day;
So when life seems dark and dreary,
Don’t forget to pray.
When you met with great temptation,
Did you think to pray?
By His dying love and merit,
Did you claim the Holy Spirit
As your guide and stay?
When your heart was filled with anger,
Did you think to pray?
Did you plead for grace, my brother,
That you might forgive another
Who had crossed your way?
When sore trials came upon you,
Did you think to pray?
When your soul was bowed in sorrow,
Balm of Gilead did you borrow
At the gates of day?
Prayers for Healing
Instead of writing out numerous prayers, I implore you to get a copy of Charles Capps booklet, God’s Creative Power for Healing. Most chrisitan bookstores carry it and it’s only $1.99. I have purchased several to give to friends and I still have few copies left, I would be more than happy to send them to you (no charge). Simply send me an email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will have it in the mail the day I receive it. Now if you have a specific need and would like me to email you some excerpts, put that in the email along with the specific healing need.
Learning to Lean
I thank Thee Lord, for shattered dreams,
For overwhelming torrent streams,
That swept away, the very thing,
To which I might have learned to cling.
I thank Thee Lord, for trials score,
That taught me how to trust Thee more;
For when I found no other stay,
I learned to lean on Thee each day.
- Edna F. Sorrell
I Prayed For You Today
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord that you be blessed,
To grant you peace within your heart, and give your mind a needed rest.I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you health,
To give you strength to do your work, and prosper you with Heaven’s wealth.I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to ease your load,
To lift the burdens that you carry, walking down life’s narrow road.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to light your way,
To send you angels on your journey and guide your steps each passing day.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to keep you safe,
And send protection from all evil, as you run life’s constant race.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you power,
To cover you with His own blood, in every minute, every hour.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you wisdom,
To give you courage in decisions, to push you forward in God’s kingdom.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to give you grace,
To win your battles with His help, in situations you must face.
I prayed for you today, and asked the Lord to meet your needs,
To bring to pass your true desires, that your faith may be increased.
I prayed for you today, and asked for God’s most perfect will,
To manifest within your life, as His plan is then revealed.
I prayed for you today, for God has placed you on my heart,
To touch the Lord on your behalf, whether you are near or far.
I prayed for you today, and know the Lord will answer prayer,
You see His promises will stand, for your Savior truly cares.
I prayed for you today, and asked God’s love to see you through,
And let you feel His holy Presence, as I bow down to pray for you.
And as I pray for you each day, because you mean so much to me,
Know that no distance separates us, when we’re both down on our knees.
Now as you travel down life’s road, as the Lord shows you the way,
Take comfort now in knowing, that I prayed for you today. – Norma W. Beard
A PRAYER FOR HEALING
Lord,You invited all who are burdened to come to You. Allow Your healing hand to heal me.
Touch my soul with Your compassion for others. Touch my heart with Your courage and
infinite love for all. Touch my mind with Your wisdom that my mouth may always
proclaim Your praise. Teach me to reach out to You in my need. Help me to lead
others to You by my example. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body
and spirit so that I may serve You with all my strength. Touch gently this
life which You have created. In Jesus name, Amen
The Sinners Prayer
Heavenly Father, I come to You in prayer asking for the forgiveness of my sins. I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that Jesus is Your Son, and that He died on the cross at Calvary for my sake that I might be forgiven and have eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and I ask you right now to come into my life, and into my heart and be my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins and will worship You all the days of my life. Because Your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am born again, and cleansed by the blood of Jesus! In Jesus name, Amen.
If you read the Sinners Prayer, and truly believe the words you have read, then Praise the Lord for you have been saved and your name will appear in the “Lambs Book Of Life!” Now, the 1st thing you must do is purchase a Bible so you can begin your relationship with God! Then, use the guide below to follow the “Roman Road” to salvation. The next step is to find a church where you can go to worship and be fed the word of God. Surround yourself with people who can help you in your daily walk and ask questions of. Did you know that God and His angels celebrate when his children that were lost come home? Well they do! Praise God for His mercy.
The Roman Road to Salvation
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the grace of God.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 10:9-13 “That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved! For it is with the heart that you believe, and are justified, and it is with your mouth, that you confess you are saved. As the scripture says, anyone who trusts in Him, will never be put to shame. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of all, and richly blesses all who call on Him, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved!
Revelation 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but shall have eternal life.”
The Lords Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever. Amen
A Prayer for Healing
Great Physician, we ask for the healing of the body, mind and spirit. Reveal any hindrances to this healing and give us courage to trust your Divine generosity and friendship. We give you thanks for hearing our prayer. Amen (A Pilgrims Prayer)
A Prayer for Finances
Father You have promised that You would withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly before You. Your Son came that we might have life to the full, till it overflows. I know that lack is not Your will for my life. Where I have not honoured You, forgive me. Where I have not put You first place in my life, forgive me. I know that You are not a hard taskmaster. You’ve promised that if I would sow, I would reap. I know that You will not be mocked in that truth. Therefore I choose to sow, and sow again and again, knowing that You abide faithful. You are my provider, my El Shaddai, and I know that You are leading me into pleasant places that I might be a blessing to many. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.