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Friday, November 26, 2010

Five Finger Prayer

A photograph taken by me of a beautiful tree in B.C. with hearts painted all over it.

I hope all my family and friends in the United States and all those celebrating
American Thanksgiving had a good one and I am sure many of you are out shopping right now.

Remember we don't need Christmas in our hands we need it in our hearts♥

Praying for peace on Earth and goodwill towards all men.

This was sent to me by Sue
Love you Sue
Thanks for your inspiration always

Five Finger Prayer

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 no matter how you voted, 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.


At 4:22 AM, Blogger A wildlife gardener said...

What a beautiful prayer, My dear Jeanne...thanks for sharing it :)

I also loved the maxims from the 90-year-old...full of wisdom :)

Your latest photo-montage is so is tangible; touches all hearts; cuts across all barriers; makes us better people and who we are meant to be :)

I always say your blog oozes with love. Thenk you, Dear Friend :)

At 5:42 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

I love you my darling
Big hugs and much love

At 6:39 AM, Blogger Deb said...

Such a beautiful prayer Jeanne ~ I will copy this down in my quote book ...Thank you for sharing ♥
I love the heart tree :-)


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