**John and I were tasked with writing some devotionals alongside Ruth for the Lenten season. Our theme for these 40 days is The Lord’s Prayer. This is one of mine and is about the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread”. It fell on Day 25 of this series.**
Reading: James 6:35
In Biblical times, when people shared a meal they would say that they had “broken bread” together. This shows us that the word “bread” was often used simply to refer to any type of food. Knowing how people used and thought about bread gives us a new understanding of this portion of The Lord’s Prayer, “Give us this day our daily bread”. We need daily nourishment to sustain our physical bodies, and God calls us to trust that He will provide our literal daily bread.
But we also need spiritual nourishment to sustain us. In John 6, Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.”
What if, in The Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is asking us to pray that Jesus be part of our daily lives? What if we prayed, “Lord, give me Jesus every day!”
As food sustains our physical bodies, a personal relationship with Jesus is what will sustain our spiritual selves.
How can we pray for our daily bread?
What are some ways we can invite Jesus to be part of our lives every day?
Join me in praying for my family, The Carrs, as we serve in the Millbrook community.