Monday, October 7, 2013

#MakesMeSmileMondays Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer for Kids

My daughter is in Catholic school and shared this simple yet beautiful prayer that Pope Francis authored when he was still the Archbishop in Argentina.  

Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer for Kids

1. The thumb: The thumb is the closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to 
you. They are the persons easiest to remember--your family and your friends. To pray for the 
people we love is a "sweet obligation."

2. The next finger is the index finger. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you. 
They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others. Always keep them in your 

3. The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders: the presidents, kings, governors, 
mayors, and all those who have authority. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even though it may surprise you, this is the weakest of all 
your fingers. It should remind us to pray for the weakest, the sick, the poor, or those who face 
many problems. They need your prayers.

5. Finally you have your smallest finger--the smallest of them all. Your pinkie should remind you 
to pray for yourself. When you are finished praying for the other four groups, you will be able to 
see your own needs, but in the right perspective, and also you will be able to pray for your own 
needs in a better way.

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