Benefits of Using the Five-Finger Prayer
The five-finger prayer is a great tool to teach our children how to pray. And it’s a great tool for us when we need to spend a few minutes alone with God. We don’t need a pen and paper. We don’t need prayer beads or anything else. We just need a willing heart and our hands—two things we will always have with us no matter where we are. One key reason we pray is because God not only calls us to pray, He commanded us to pray. Where does the Bible call us to prayer?
Several passages include:
“Pray continually” -1 Thessalonians 5:17
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” -Ephesians 6:18
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” -Colossians 4:2
“Pray for those who persecute you” -Matthew 5:44
“And when you pray …” -Matthew 6:5
“This, then, is how you should pray …” -Matthew 6:9
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone …” -1 Timothy 2:1
The benefits of prayer result in God’s power to bring about change. James 5:16 reminds us, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” Prayer allows Christ-followers to harness the power of Christ and focus His mighty power on the burdens of our hearts. It allows us to unleash His strength and wisdom in the lives of others. And when we use the five-finger tool as a method to pray, it can create a consistent prayer life that unleashes the power of God all around us.
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