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    Today's theme:
    ASKING ONLY FOR TODAY'S NEEDS

    At the top of the Home Page:
    --Exodus: Manna for the Israelites
    --The Lord's Prayer: Our daily bread

    Midway down the page:
-            --Some thoughts from Lisa


          Sacrament Prayer

    O God, the eternal father, we ask thee
    in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to
    bless and sanctify this bread to the souls
    of all those who partake of it; that they
    may eat in remembrance of the body of
    they Son, and witness unto thee, O God,
    the eternal Father, that they are willing
    to take upon them the name of thy Son,
    and always remember him, and keep his
    commandments which he hath given
    them, that they may always have his
    Spirit to be with them. Amen.

    ---from the Book of Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of
    Latter-Day Saints,  Moroni 4:3)



     
         
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    Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven
    for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day,
    that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.


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        And now, the Last Word:

    It is better to say one Our Father fervently and devoutly than a thousand with
    no devotion and full of distraction.

    --St. Edmund (circa 840-870)
     King of East Anglia, died a Christian martyr at Hoxne, Suffolk.
    And when the dew that lay had gone up, behold, there was on the face of
    the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as hoar-frost on the ground.

    When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another,
    "What is it?" for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them,
    It is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat...'Gather of it, every
    man of you, as much as he can eat.'

    And the people of Israel did so; they gathered, some more, some less.

    But when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing
    left over, and he that gathered little had no lack; each gathered according to
    what he could eat.

    Now the house of Israel called its name manna: it was like coriander seed,
    white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.


    And Moses said, This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Let an omer of it
    be kept throughout your generations; that they may see the bread which I
    fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.'

    --Exodus 16:4,14-18, 31, 32
    Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition


    Thy Kingdom come.
    Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts,
    As we also have forgiven our debtors...

    ---from The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:10-12 (Revised Standard Edition Bible)


    It is worth noting that in both the selections today: the one from Exodus, and in the prayer
    Jesus gave to Christians, the Lord gives us enough bread for a daily provision. In so doing,
    He asks us not to express fear by praying for more than what we require that single day.
    We are forced to rely on Him each day for our strength and our nourishment. This trust,
    we come to know, is an expression of faith, not a limitation imposed on us by a strict God.
    Oh, no! It is reassurance that He never for a moment stops caring for us; that His power
    and creativity constantly regenerate our world and our lives. Indeed, He is our need and
    our supply, simultaneously.

    In reality, there exist no separate days with separate needs, because in reality there is no
    Time. And as our prayers should flow constantly toward heaven, so does His love constantly
    flow toward us; gushing plentifully over us with more supply, more 'daily' bread than we
    could ever possibly consume.

    --Lisa Bowman