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DAY 7

In Matthew 6, the disciples of Jesus ask Him to teach them to pray and He responds with what has become known as the Lord’s Prayer.

Task: Spend some minutes today focusing on this one line from the Lord’s prayer

Give us this day our daily bread,

Think of the relationship implicit to this request:

Trust

Expectation

Need

Faithfulness

Provision

Father

Abundance

Hope

Thankfulness

Enough

Take some moments to think about your life. Concepts such as ‘greed’ and ‘wastefulness’ and ‘storing up’ and ‘luxury’ and ‘clutter’ and ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘busy’ and ‘rush’ and ‘the least of these’ and ‘my neighbour’ and ‘scurrying’.

Give us this day our daily bread – take some moments on this line, often hidden in the middle of a prayer many of us might just say out of memory and habit, without taking time to ponder each line.

Think of the food of bread. 

Think of the bread that Jesus related to His life – the communion moment of ‘Take and eat this in remembrance of Me.’

I am the bread of life. Whoever eats of Me will not grow hungry.’

Think of the Bible as the Word of God as our daily bread – am i regularly being filled with this bread. Am i being filled with this bread at all?

As we observe a time of Lent, let us remember that line and meditate upon it this day: Give us today our daily bread.

[for the next post in our observance of Lent series, day 8, click here]

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