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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:
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.
Latter-Day Saints, Moroni 4:3)
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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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no devotion and full of distraction.
--St. Edmund (circa 840-870)
King of East Anglia, died a Christian martyr at Hoxne, Suffolk.
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.