My Fingers, My Prayer Pointers

25 May 2013  by James Hoh CM –


While pondering upon the passage form 1 Timothy 2:1, I was reminded of my ten fingers. They are very useful fingers because they are instrumental in helping me to count when I was a toddler then later on these fingers were used to help me remember the Ten Commandments during my Sunday School’s days but still later on as a young adult, my fingers helped me to remember what I should pray for especially when I don’t have a prayer list handy.   

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. 1 Timothy 2:1

Thumb: It is the nearest finger to us. It should remind us to pray for those who are closest to us. So don’t forget to pray for parents, brothers, sisters, our spouse, children and relatives.




Index Finger: We always use the index finger to point at directions. So it should remind us to pray for those who teach us and give us direction in our lives such as pastors, church leaders, teachers and our mentors. Pray that they would have wisdom and insight as they lead and advise us.

Middle Finger: This finger is the tallest of all and therefore it should remind us to pray for those who rule over us and our land. Pray for the Prime Minister and people who govern our land. Also pray for the people who have authority over us like our boss and superiors. Pray for their success, righteousness and integrity.




The Ring Finger: This is the weakest of all fingers. It is seldom used if compared with the other finger yet, it is which the marriage ring adorns. This finger should remind us to pray for those who are weak and needing comfort and care. Let us remember to pray for the sick, the broken people and families that we may come across that strength and healing from the Lord may make them well.

The Little Finger: The smallest finger and the closest to the Lord. Therefore it shall remind us to pray for ourselves. Although it is the last of our prayer request, God knows all our needs. So pray and submit our lives, studies, career, relationships and future endeavors to Him.   


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