May 31, 2012

Day 25 - May 31, 2012

 

Day 25 – May 31, 2012

Give us this day our daily bread.

What’s strange about this petition is that I have never prayed it.  I mean, I have prayed for a lot of things, but I have never prayed for bread.  I live in western civilization.  My life is too complicated to pray for just bread.  In fact, if I were to go back through my prayer journals I doubt that that any food would show up. 

I have always thought of “Bread” as a metaphor for needs.  That means health and healing, safety for our loved ones, jobs for those out of work, and a whole list of other things.  But bread? Hmmm.

I wonder if in this petition God is molding us to be more simple in life.  Maybe a prayer for bread is a prayer for simplicity.  Maybe God wants us to trust on Him so much that all we really need every day is His manna. 

Blessings,

Pastor David