"5 FINGERS PRAYER VIGIL"
A SEASON OF LENT, BUT CAN BE USED ANYTIME
During this season of Lent, let’s do a new thing, A FIVE FINGER “PRAYER VIGIL” at home for the next 40 days using the directions below. We’ll be Praying and fasting from our regular daily routine, while showing Love for Christ who died on the Cross so that mankind could be save.
Pray for one another. —James 5:16
1.Your thumb is the finger that is closest to you. Start by praying for the people in your life who are closest to you. Pray for your family, friends, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, and closest friends (Philippians 1:3-5).
2.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. Pray for your parents, teachers, preachers, coaches, tutors, priests, and anyone else who teaches you. (1 Thessalonians 5:25).
3.The next finger is the tallest. It reminds you to pray for those in authority over you—national and local leaders, and your supervisor at work. (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
4.Our ring finger is our weakest finger. We can’t normally move it without the help of our other fingers. For this finger, pray for the sick who need help and healing. Pray for the poor and suffering who need God’s comfort and help too. (James 5:13-16).
5. Finally, for the smallest finger of all, pray for yourself. Jesus taught us to be humble so we pray for ourselves last. Place your greatest needs before God in prayer. (Philippians 4:6,19).
Whatever method you use, just talk with Jesus. He wants to hear what’s on your heart.
Purple in the Bible
Since we know that colors can be symbolic and the purple is often a symbol for royalty, wealthy, or status, what can it possibly mean in the Biblical text? In Mark 15:16, Roman soldiers clothed Jesus in purple before beating him and crucifying him. In this sense, they were mocking his supposed royalty. Although they were clearly doing this as a mockery (since he was considered the King of the Jews), it’s also a bit ironic since Jesus was, in fact, royalty.
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