The Lord’s Prayer – #TFTD – Friday 12th June

Give us today our daily bread.

Matthew 6 : 11

Given that so many people recently have been baking as no flour, eggs or sugar available on the supermarket shelves, bread is a hot topic.  But like many, baking for me is more than food production. It is therapeutic and satisfying in so many levels. It is caring for family and friends, something more poignant than ever. It is providing a necessity for life and so making you feel needed.

Bake-off has made baking trendy and fashionable, but fundamentally it is showing love for family and friends so  vital in current days, and in such a simple act and allowing you to share a talent most can master one way or another.

We now value food and supply chains so much more than a few short months ago. We respect the supermarket workers, manufacturers, and people within the supply chain. People who in the past we took for granted.

The Bible mentions bread in so many places but implies all sustenance necessary for life. So we thank God for the essentials he provides for us and those who help to produce, sell and prepare it for us.

Prayer:

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.’

 

Action: Before your next meal just stop for a minute and thank god for all he has given us, which sustains and satisfies our hunger both physically and mentally.

 

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