The Hand Prayer

Prayer for a new believer is finding what to say, how to say it, and still cover everything in a meaningful prayer. Praying is your time with God where you release everything to Him, your hopes, fears, disappointments and your gratitude that you are a child of the King! The Prayer Hand helps with all the facets of prayer to keep you focused on a spiritual prayer life. In our day to day life we must make time to commune with God and making time for Him will bless you more than you can ever imagine. Use the Hand Prayer as a guide to the beginning of your one on one time with God.
The little finger represents confession—I agree with God about my sin.
1 John 1:9—“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
The ring finger represents petition—I ask God to provide for my needs.
1 Samuel 1:27—“For this child I prayed, and The Lord granted me my petition                                                                                                           that I made to Him.”
The middle finger represents intercession—I ask God to provide for the needs of others.
Ephesians 6:18-19—“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel…”
The index finger represents thanksgiving—I thank God for what He has done in, through, and for me. I also thank Him for His answers to prayers in the lives of those around me and for His ongoing work across the nation and the world.
Ephesians 5:20—“…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The thumb represents praise—I let my enjoyment and adoration of God overflow into words. As the thumb is able to touch all four other fingers, so praise should permeate every part of my prayer life.
Psalm 146:1-2—“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”