Day 30/365: Our Daily Bread

Day 30: Our Daily Bread

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

What does this mean?

God gives daily bread, even without our prayer, to all wicked men; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What is meant by daily bread?

Everything that belongs to the support and wants of the body, such as meat, drink, clothing, shoes, house, homestead, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful magistrates, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

Lutheran Small Catechism: 4th petition, Lords Prayer
Let us never forget this as the year ends, the new year begins, and life brings us challenges we feel we cannot bear.