Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016         Our Daily Bread            


One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples. Luke 11:1

Teach us to pray. Fixed forms of prayer were common in first century Judaism. The people of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the followers of John the Baptist, and other groups used set prayers.[1]

What is the 4th Petition? Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. [2]

O Lord our God, you sustained you people in the wilderness with bread from heaven: Feed now your pilgrim flock with the food that endures to eternal life; 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.1736
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism, 4th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Wednesday of Lent 4,

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