This was sent to us by a dear friend, and mentor, please enjoy.
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 leaders in our government, 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 enough 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.
If you decide to send this to a friend, you might brighten someone’s day!
Don’t tell God/ Your HP/The Universe how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God/HP/Universe is!
Audrey, a friend of ours who owns The Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, paired Jim Holland’s image “Twilight Farmhouse” with Martin Luther King, Jr’s quote to beautfully celebrate the day.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jim painting is for sale at The Left Bank Gallery.
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible:fear of failure.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ~Rumi