By Megan Low
Using the five fingers as a prayer guide.
(Thumb—those closest to us)
Father, I thank You for those who support me,
Who keep me strong in my weaknesses.
For my family and friends I pray:
Grant them peace in this day and age.
Help me grow into the spouse I was made to be
That we may celebrate each others’ company,
Or keep me single to know You more.
(Index finger—those who guides us)
Place me among elders who love You above all
But let them observe and not judge.
Reveal who You see in me, not what I’m mistaken for,
May they take pride in how You have worked in me.
Guide me to follow their good examples
And avoid the mistakes made.
Help me to share with others what they’ve invested in me.
(Middle finger—those with authority over us)
As for those in positions over me, Lord,
Hear my petition, I pray:
Keep them accountable to You.
Help me Lord to submit to them and treat them with respect
For they are under You, and place over me by Your will.
Give us wisdom, Lord, to constantly live out Your love
To those to whom we are responsible
And to those for whom we are responsible.
(Ring finger—those weaker than us)
And for they who are not so richly blessed,
Comfort them as You have always comforted us
Let us not lose heart, come what may
This city, this nation, the whole planet is Yours
Are not all of us precious in Your sight?
Finally, Father, rule my heart.
Let me glorify You in all my work.
Remind me of all I have learnt.
Clear my mind of needless thoughts
Teach me to wisely use all I have—
Your strength, energy, time, and resources.
Let every action please You, Lord.
Keep me safe from the uncontrollable,
Guard me from dangers that tear us apart.
All of these things I pray,
In Jesus’ Name.
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