Your thumb is the nearest to
you. So begin your prayer 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."
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.
The next finger is the tallest
finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in
industry and business, and administrators. These people shape our nation and
guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.
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.
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 pinky should remind you to pray for yourself.