A Form of Prayer using Colossians 3:12

A form of Prayer suggested by Bishop Keith

Take one hand and look at:

  • Your thumb – pray for our church community and family;
  • Your first finger – pray for the NHS and those medical researchers looking for a vaccine;
  • Your second finger – pray for the Government and all those making tough decisions;
  • Your third finger – pray for those in care homes and working with the most vulnerable in our communities; and
  • Little finger – pray for individuals known to you and yourself.

Take the other hand and read out loud:

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12) and let your thumb and each finger represent one of these “clothes” we are to put on:

  • Thumb – compassion
  • First finger – kindness
  • Second finger – humility
  • Third finger – meekness
  • Little finger – patience

When you pray, put your hands together, and let the “clothing” of one hand touch the people and places in the other, and see what God does.

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