prayer at another level

prayer at another level

OUR Father – Part 6 Give Us This Day

coffee1“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

Again there is a collective “us” and “our” here. So, what does this mean for a corporate body of believers??

The Greek word translated daily here is epiousios (daily): what recurs on a day to day basis. I see it as meaning what’s needed for today.

What is our greatest need for each day?  Jesus said, in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life.” (I could easily rewrite that to say “I am your morning coffee!”)

I ask you, what greater need has an individual or any group than the true bread that came down from heaven?? When we pray, let us ask for our daily dose of Jesus!

This is not to say that we can’t or shouldn’t ask for the things we need physically both individually and as a body. But I think we would get a LOT farther in our efforts for the kingdom if we pray with this greatest need in mind!

Also, notice the word GIVE! This is not something we have to pay for in any form or fashion!!! Isaiah 55:1-2 says,

“Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!
Why do you spend money on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.”

Would you agree with me in prayer right now??

“Father, in heaven, give us what we need most today in our families, churches, and cities. Gives us Jesus, the true bread of life. Pour out your Spirit on us today. We have tasted, and you are indeed good! Satisfy us with this, your richest of fair! Amen and amen!”

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