bread_7306cIn the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer we ask for “daily bread.” What does this mean?

As Luther explains it in the Small Catechism, “daily bread” means more than just bread; it means everything we need for a meaningful and fulfilling life.  Of course Luther includes food, drink, clothing and shoes, but he also says “daily bread” includes things such as “good government, good weather, peace, health, decency, honor, and good friends.”

While we need all these things throughout our lives, the emphasis often changes, doesn’t it? What kind of “daily bread” are you in need of right now? What comes to mind for you as pray this petition of the Lord’s Prayer?

Today Pastor Brad will share the “daily bread” he needs God to provide so he can live his Christian vocation of being daily bread for others.

Feb. 5 – Just for Today