Give us this day our daily bread

When we say, “Give us this day our daily bread”, it can be said that it teaches us sobriety and temperance: and we ask only for bread, not for what we do not need. We ask for our bread; that teaches us honesty and industry: we do not ask for the bread of others, nor the bread of deceit
(Proverbs 20:7), nor the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27) but the bread honesty can get. We ask for our daily bread; which teaches us constantly to depend upon Divine providence. We beg of God to give it to us; not to sell it to us nor lend it to us, but give it. The greatest of men must look up to God in mercy for their daily bread. We pray, “Give it to us”. This teaches us a compassion for the poor, also what we ought to pray wit our families. We pray that God would give it to us this day; which teaches us to renew the desire of our soul towards God, as the wants of our bodies are renewed. As the day comes, we must pray to our heavenly Father, and reckon we could as well go a day without food.
–    By Jokpeme Joseph Omode

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