Friday, 20 March 2015

The Five Finger Prayer For Children


Prayer is essential in our lives. Children learn what we teach them. Teaching prayer to children will help them to learn about their religion and also the importance of God in their life.
Many times we neglect to pray and only turn to God in prayer when we are in trouble or hurting.
We need to pray to God always and show our children the need for prayer in today's wicked world.

Here's how to do it:

1.The thumb is the closest finger to you: Pray for those who are close to you,our parents, siblings, extended family and friends.

2. The pointer finger is next: Pray for those who teach you, instruct you, and heal you. They need our prayers to help them to help others.

3.The tallest finger is next: Pray for our leaders and others in authority. Pray that God grant them guidance and give them Wisdom.

4.The Ring finger: It is the weakest finger, Pray for the poor and the sick, the hurt and the lonely people who are suffering among you.

5. The smallest / pinkie finger: Your smallest finger should remind you to pray for yourself. We gain perspective about our own needs when we put others first. And because Jesus taught us to be humble, we need to pray for ourselves last.

The five prayer would also be great to pray, when you are with an infant in your arms as you are feeding, bathing or playing with them.