Our Daily Bread

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“Our daily bread[i][ii][iii]

I have been focusing on the Lord’s Prayer in a series of articles. After acknowledging God, Our Father who is in heaven, and praying that Gods’s kingdom come, and for God’s will to be done, Jesus instructed us to pray that His will be done on earth as it is heaven. But then, Jesus gets to where we live, instructing to pray that God give us our daily bread.

The daily bread for which Jesus taught us to pray is what we need for our support, but what exactly is “our daily bread”?

We think of sustenance, as in literal bread; we think of more figurative applications like food, resources, maybe even money, shelter, etc. It certainly can mean that, but Jesus did not mean that – at least not just that.

In fact, He certainly meant more than that! Continue reading

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

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“Give[i] us this day our daily[ii] bread[iii].” (Matt. 6:12)

This is the next post in a series articles on The Lord’s Prayer. After acknowledging God, Our Father who is in heaven, and praying that Gods’s kingdom come, and for God’s will to be done, Jesus instructed us to pray the His will be done on earth as it is heaven. But then, Jesus gets to where we live, instructing to pray that God give us our daily bread.

Jesus expressly urges us to ask for the Father’s provision. It is not, therefore wrong to ask; we are instructed to ask; God expects us to ask!

But, what is it exactly that God wants us to ask for? Continue reading