"Praying with My Fingers" Inspired by Pope Francis


Book Notes 720 x 340 medium blue outline and medium blue pen _ Notes light blue (2)praying-with-my-fingers-an-easy-way-to-talk-with-god-18From our friends at Paraclete Press comes the good news that their adorable book Praying with My Fingers is now available for purchase at Sam’s Clubs nationwide. Here’s an overview of the book:

This helps children learn the prayer method taught by Pope Francis. Each finger on their hand represents someone to pray for – from family and friends, to world leaders and those who are ill. This creative form of prayer has been around for a long time, and is often credited, especially today, to Pope Francis when he was the Archbishop of Argentina. Perhaps it even existed prior to Pope Francis. Either way, it is a powerful way to pray—and to teach our children to pray—that the Holy Father has often utilized in his ministry.

I count with my fingers, and learn how to pray.
I look at each finger, and know what to say.

#1 My thumb is the closest, reminding me…
To pray for those closest, my whole family tree!

#2 My finger that points, it reminds me to pray…
For all of my teachers who help me each day.

#3 My really tall finger in the middle of my hand…
Reminds me to pray for the leaders of our land.

#4 My shorter fourth finger – the weakest of all…
Reminds me to pray for the weak, sick and small.

#5 Last is my pinkie, which wiggles I see…
And reminds me to pray now, just for me.
And now that I’ve counted my prayers to the end,
I’m ready to do it all over again!

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. I am 52 years old and that is the only homily theme I remember from my child hood. Perhaps it was written prior to Pope Francis being a bishop.

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