August 15, 2022     8:46 am
273. Week of Eleventh Sunday after Trinity - Saturday
Give us this day our daily bread
          Give us this day our daily bread.   Mathew 6:11
          How tenderly mindful our heavenly Father is even of our poor body and its wants and needs! His Son, our dear Saviour, bids us pray: "Give us this day our daily bread." By "daily bread" everything is meant that belongs to the support and wants of the body. Hence God will give us this if we ask Him in the name of Jesus. Therefore we should not worry, as, alas! we are very prone to do, but we should pray. And we should pray for what we need each day "this day"; we should not be uneasy about to-morrow. We should become as little children. Do little children worry about their food and clothing? Don't they not rather ask their parents for what they need? And have you ever heard a child say: Mother, give me something to eat to-morrow? Does a child trouble itself about to-morrow? O let us be artless children of God! But remember, my dear Christian that your Saviour does not bid you ask for great abundance or for dainties, but for plain daily bread. This He promises to give you. And if the thought occurs to you that even to the wicked, who never pray, God gives, not daily bread alone, but even riches and abundance, then note two things. In the first place, as a child of God, you surely wish to receive your daily bread from the hand of God with prayer and thanksgiving. And besides, may the wicked depend upon it that God will at all times give them their daily bread? By no means. But you may. Hence pray with a childlike heart: "Give us this day our daily bread." And share your bread with your needy neighbour.
          PRAYER: - Dear Heavenly Father, give me Your Holy Spirit, that it may be my sole concern to be and remain Your dear child. Then let me diligently perform my duty as required by my calling and station, wherein You have placed me, and let me always look for my daily bread from Your fatherly goodness, in no way burdening my heart with heathenish cares; for You are my dear Father, through Jesus Christ, my Saviour. Amen.

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August 15, 2022     8:46 am