Luke 11:3New International Version (NIV)
3 Give us each day our daily bread
Everyone knows the Lord’s Prayer, its one of the first ones we recite.
Have we studied the prayer.?
Do we apply the formula that Jesus gave his disciples?
Until yesterday, I haven’t given it much thought.
At the beginning of Luke 11
First thing I noticed is that the disciples asked to be taught, which would imply that we don’t automatically know how to pray.
Another thing I noticed is verse 3
“our daily bread”
I don’t know about you but when I pray I usually pray for tomorrows bread, next years bread, bread for the future, but the scripture says “each day we should get todays bread”
Whats all this about bread DeShannon? I have no idea what you are talking about.
The DeShannon translation is “give me what I need today to handle todays needs”
All we have is today, let tomorrow worry about itself.
We have what we call “bread stores” around here that sale you guessed it-bread. This place is always packed with people buying “day old bread” because its cheaper than fresh bread. What’s 1 day right?
So let’s look at it from a spiritual point of view.
Why would we WANT yesterdays blessings, when we can have fresh blessings today?
Yesterday is gone, you can’t do anything about what happened yesterday.
The only day we have a shred of control over is today. Not the bill thats due next week, not the kids college fund, not a pending divorce, not anything that isn’t going on today.
How much more effective would our prayers be if we only prayed for what we needed today.
Our prayer should be for today’s needs and if we make it to tomorrow, we can pray for those needs then.