“WASH YOUR HANDS”

ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF GERMS BEING SPREAD IS PEOPLE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS OFTEN ENOUGH. THE COMMON COLD, FLU AND MOST INFECTIOUS DISEASES COULD BE GREATLY REDUCED IF PEOPLE ONLY WASHED THEIR HANDS. NO ONLY DO WE NOT WASH OUR HANDS OFTEN ENOUGH, WE DON’T WASH THEM PROPERLY. STUDIES REVEAL ONLY 5% OF US WASH PROPERLY, WETTING OUR HANDS THOROUGHLY, THEN ADDING SOAP AND CLEANING EVERY AREA…PARTICULARLY THE TIPS OF THE FINGERS AND UNDER THE FINGERNAILS FOR A MINIMUM OF 20 SECONDS BEFORE RINSING.

ONE NEWS STORY SUGGESTED, IN ORDER TO WASH LONG ENOUGH, SING THE ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ SONG TWICE AS AN ESTIMATE OF HOW LONG YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS. I WAS TELLING MY ASSISTANT OF THE NEWS STORY AND SHE TOLD ME SHE HAD HEARD OF PRAYING THE ‘LORD’S PRAYER’ WHILE WASHING YOUR HANDS. HER TIMETABLE PRAYER OF THE ‘LORD’S PRAYER’ IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE NEWS REPORTER’S IDEA.

IMAGINE; YOU CAN CLEAN YOUR HANDS AND HEART AT THE SAME TIME!

JESUS TOLD US IN MATTHEW 6: 5-15 OF HOW WE SHOULD PRAY. VERSES 9-14 ARE SAID TO BE THE MOST PRAYED VERSES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

“PRAY, THEN, IN THIS WAY: ‘OUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME. YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD. AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER. AMEN.’“ MATTHEW 6:9-14

DO YOU PRAY TOO SELDOM? GOD WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU. YOUR PRAYERS ARE A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR LORD AND CREATOR. SO, NEXT TIME YOU WASH YOUR HANDS SAY THE SPECIAL ‘LORD’S PRAYER’ THAT JESUS GAVE US. PRAYER WASHES AWAY THE GERMS IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.

“DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERY SITUATION, BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUEST TO GOD.” PHILIPPIANS 4:6 NIV