A Five Finger Prayer Guide
At St Vincent’s we like to finds ways to remember who to pray for and we thought Pope Francis’ Five Finger Prayer was too cool not to share!
You can use the Five Finger Prayer to guide you in praying.
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. Pray for your family and friends. Pray for your parents, your grandparents, your sisters and your
brothers, your aunts, uncles, cousins, and closest friends.
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. Pray for your teachers, coaches, catechists, tutors, priests, and anyone else
who teaches you.
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. Pray for the pope and his continued leadership of the Church. Pray for the leaders of our
country to have the wisdom and judgment to lead us well.
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. Pray for the poor and suffering who need God’s comfort and
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. Place your greatest needs before God in prayer.