Praying for Daily Bread
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11, KJV
- No more and no less but thankful for all.
“Keep deception and lies far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion,
Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or lest I be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God …
Not that I speak from want;
for I have learned to be content
in whatever circumstances I am …
always giving thanks for all things
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;”
Proverbs 30:8-9;Philippians 4:11;Ephesians 5:20
- Increase our hunger for that which feeds our soul and grows us in our salvation.
“But He answered and said, ‘It is written,
MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE,
BUT ON EVERY WORD
THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”
Matthew 4:4, NASB
“‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord GOD,
‘When I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
But rather for hearing the words of the LORD.’”
Amos 8:11, NASB
“like newborn babes,
long for the pure milk of the word,
that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.”
1Peter 2:2,3; NASB
- May we always be ready to preach your word as you give it to us. Give us ears to hear your truth and turn away from all that is false.
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
preach the word;
be ready in season and out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but wanting to have their ears tickled,
they will accumulate for themselves teachers
in accordance to their own desires;
and will turn away their ears from the truth,
and will turn aside to myths.”
2 Timothy 4: 1-4 NASB
- Thank you, for giving us life-giving words.
“It is the Spirit who gives life;
the flesh profits nothing;
the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life …
How sweet are Thy words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
John 6:63; Psalm 119:103
- May all who read, receive your invitation.
“O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
All is asked in Jesus’ name for your glory, honor, and praise. Amen.
For Reflection: Do you have a daily diet of God’s word? Is it a snack? Or a whole meal?