Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chaplain’s Corner - June 2017

I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” written by Anne Cetas for Our Daily Bread to use as a guide when praying for others: *When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you- your loved ones (Phil: 1-3-5). *The index finger is the pointer. Pray for those who teach: Bible teachers and preachers, and those who teach children ( I Thess. 5:25). *The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray those in authority over you – national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work (ITim.2:1-2). *The fourth finger is usually the weakest. Pray for those who are depressed or who are in trouble and are suffering greatly (James 5:13-16). *Then comes your little finger. It reminds you of your smallness in relation to God’s greatness. Ask Him to supply your needs (Phil.4:6,19).

Whatever method you use, just talk with God your heavenly Father. He wants to hear what’s on your heart. He will give you the wisdom to know how to pray for others. Remember that it is not the words we pray that matter; it’s the condition of our heart that matters. I hope this slightly adapted version will help you to grow in your prayer life.

Love you all,
Chaplain John Szilvasy

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