“Give us this day (today) our daily bread” – Jesus, as he taught his disciples to pray, in Matthew 6:9–13 and Luke 11:2–4.
When we ask God to give us our daily bread, what do we mean?
Luther gives us some examples in his explanation in the Small Catechism:
Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbours, and the like.
Read Anna’s July Bible Study based on the fourth petition and looking at ‘Sustainability as a care action for today, and future generations’…