The five-finger Prayer Method Coloring Page Worksheet
The five-finger prayer method is an excellent way for you to think about what to pray for with your hands and fingers.
A FIVE-FINGER PRAYER GUIDE
Invite The kids to put their hands flat together in prayer. Use these words or a variation to guide children through the five finger prayer:
1. Thumb: Family and Friends
Your thumb is the finger that is closest to you. Start by praying for the people in your life who are closest to you.
2. Index Finger: Teachers
The finger next to your thumb is the index finger. We use this finger for pointing. Pray for the people who point you in the right direction.
3. Middle Finger: Leaders
Your middle finger is the tallest finger. For this finger we pray for the leaders of our country, our world, and our Church.
4. Ring Finger: Sick and Poor
Our ring finger is our weakest finger. We can’t move it without the help of our other fingers. For this finger, pray for the sick who need help and healing.
5. The Pinky Finger: You
Finally, for the smallest finger of all, pray for yourself. Jesus taught us to be humble so we pray for ourselves last with our pinkie finger.