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Welcome To The Religion Network!

I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.

Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.


Book of Exodus, Book of Matthew, Book of Mormon, St. Edmund


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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."

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 more, 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
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition

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"...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
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition


Note from Lisa:

    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 as 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
    both 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.



    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 thy
    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

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 Angila, he died a
Christian martyr at Hoxne, Suffolk








































































Have a blessed day.