Daily Bread…

Read: Luke 11
Marked: Luke 11:2-4, So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as [it is] in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.”

Of all the things the disciples could have asked Jesus, they asked Him to teach them how to pray. From this prayer we see that faith in God is primarily one of relationship between Father and child. No matter the earthly example we may have had, or seen, our Father in heaven has a relationship with us based in love.

Our Father is above all things. He desires us to be citizens of His Kingdom. He gives us day by day our daily bread. He sustains us, both physically and spiritually. He forgives us our trespasses and asks us to do the same for others. And He delivers us from the evil one.

The rest of the chapter builds on the principles contained in the Lord’s prayer. Our heavenly Father knows how to give us good things.