Luke 11:1-13 · Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
The Bread We Daily Need
Luke 11:1-10
by J. Howard Olds

At a small dinner party in the home of a member, a pastor was invited to ask the blessing for the meal. Turning to the talkative six year old in the house, the pastor suggested she might like to do the blessing instead. The outgoing youngster now suddenly shy replied, “I wouldn’t know what to say!” “Just say what you hear your Mommy say,” said the pastor assuredly. With that the little girl folded her hands, bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

Give us this day our daily bread. As we move through the phrases of the Lord’s Prayer we find ourselves today face to face with human need. Come with me as we ask, seek, knock on the door of God’s mercy until our daily provisions are satisfied.


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