Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016                         Our Daily Bread                            

Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Matthew 6:25

The first of five rhetorical questions that compare or contrast greater and lesser things. This was a typical teaching method of the rabbis.[1]

Why do we pray to God for daily bread? Because Christ wants us to receive all our physical blessings with thanksgiving. [2]

Mercifully hear our prayers, O Lord, and spare all those who confess their sins to you; that those whose consciences are accuse by sin may by your merciful pardon be absolved; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pp.1591
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism,  4th Petition the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Saturday of Lent 4,

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