Thursday, November 9, 2017

4 Prayers In One

"Give us today our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

There are four prayers within this prayer!

In the last post we prayed a prayer of gratitude from the word "GIVE".

The second prayer is a prayer of contentment from the word "BREAD".

God created you with a hunger for bread. And I am not just talking about a delicious loaf hot from the oven! He did give you an appetite for food and I'm sure you're glad about that!

Your Heavenly Father delights in providing bread for you to enjoy. He loves it when you find physical comfort and contentment.

He understands not only the physical need for bread but also the emotional and psychological significance of knowing your daily bread will be provided. Consider this story:

In their book “Sleeping With Bread” Dennis, Sheila, and Matthew Linn tell one of the many stories of survival from World War II. During the bombing raids on Allied countries thousands of children were orphaned and left to starve. The fortunate ones were rescued and placed in refugee camps where they received food and care. But many of these children who had lost so much could not sleep at night. They feared waking up to find themselves again homeless and without food. Nothing seemed to reassure them. Finally someone came up with the idea of giving each child a piece of bread to hold at bedtime. Holding bread in their hand, the children could finally go to sleep and sleep in peace. The bread reminded them, “Today I ate, and I will eat again tomorrow.”

Daily bread given by God is a great blessing! 

But not only does He provide bread for you, HE IS Bread for you!

"Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35

The food for your body will satisfy for awhile but soon you will hunger again. But when you feed on Jesus in your Spirit by faith you will be completely satisfied!

When you feed your body on bread your life will be sustained for awhile. But when you feed on Jesus you will have everlasting life!

"Give us today our daily bread" is a prayer of gratitude and a prayer of contentment!

When it comes to physical and spiritual hunger YOU HAVE A PRAYER!