5 Fingers of Prayer


Speaker:  Pastor Everett Spence

Sermon Title:  “Five Fingers of Prayer”

Main Text:  Ephesians 6:10-20

Topics Discussed:

  • Knowing How to Pray
  • Prayer is the strategy for facing (and overcoming) all challenges we face in life.
  • Prayer is not a formula, but God has provided us with an illustration of how to pray.
  • Your hand and 5 fingers can serve as a reminder of how to pray and what to pray.

Action Points: 

  1. We enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts.

— Thank God for what He has done.

  1. We enter His courts with praise.

— Praise God for Who He is.

  1. We spend time in confession.

— Acknowledge and repent of actions, thoughts, or words that are contrary to God’s divine law.

  1. We spend time in intercession.

— Intercede to God on behalf of others..

  1. We spend time in petition.

— Humbly pray for yourself, submitting yourself to God’s all-knowing authority.

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY, TRUST your Heavenly Father, knowing He knows everything you need before you even communicate your needs to Him.

Bible References Used:

Thanksgiving – Psalm 100:4; Psalm 50:14; Psalm 69:30; Psalm 95:2; Ephesians 5:20; 2 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Praise – Psalm 63:3-4; Psalm 67:3; Psalm 146:1-2; Hebrews 13:15; I Peter 2:9

Confession – I Samuel 15:24; Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 7:3; Luke 15:18; I John 1:9

Intercession (Praying for Others) – Exodus 32:32; Deuteronomy 9:24-25; Ephesians 6:18

Petition (Praying for Yourself) – I Samuel 1:10-11, 27; Luke 11:9-10; James 5:13; Matthew 6:8