Give Us This Day...Our Daily Bread
Anyone who claims to be a Christian or is familar with Christianity has heard of the Lord ’s Prayer. It is a prayer that Jesus tells us to pray daily. It is a simple prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Luke 11: 2-4
And the Word says and Jesus said unto them,
When ye pray, say,
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
The most important line of that prayer is “our daily bread". So what is Jesus referring to when he says “Give us day by day our daily bread?” In John chapter 6, Jesus tells us that the “true bread” that God gives us comes down from heaven and gives life unto the world.
He answers this question by telling us in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life, he that cometh to me shall never hunger and he that believe in me shall never thirst.”Jesus is our daily bread. We need Jesus everyday of our lives to make it through life’ challenges.
When we pray Lord “Gives us Our Daily Bread” we are telling the Lord that we depend on Him to give and supplies us with all our needs and wants for that day.
We must depend on God daily and focus on our “Bread” for Today. Many times we get so caught up on what happened yesterday that we miss what God is doing in our lives Today.
Jesus simply tells us to pray that Lord gives us…THIS DAY ...our daily bread. We must pray to God everyday for “our daily bread”. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, How shall we be clothed?” Everyday God will supply us with all our needs and wants.