Wednesday Night Recap

Friends,

Wednesday we continued our discussion of the prayers of Jesus. Our text was Matthew 6:11.

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

1) Why does Jesus teach we should ask for our daily needs?

In verse eight Jesus teaches that God knows our needs before we ask. So why do we need to petition God?

Carroll said that speaking with God regularly draws us closer to Him. God wants a relationship with us.

Jim stated that prayer is about discovering God’s good and perfect plan for our lives. We tend to bring our agenda to God but God will — if we allow, bring our desires in line with His.

Grady added that morning prayer puts him in the proper frame of mind. Whatever the day brings God is in control.

2) What is our daily bread?

Joe noted that our ‘daily bread’ equates to our needs. God will sometimes give us our wants but He always meets our needs.

We discussed the many references to bread in the Bible. God provided manna to the people. A sample of manna was placed inside the Ark of the Covenant. Jesus feed the 5000 bread. And when the people questioned Him He said “I Am the Bread of Life.” Jesus taught that unless we eat of His body and drink His blood we have no part with Him.

When we pray for our daily bread we are asking God for the sustenance that we need. However, we are also reminding ourselves of the union we have with Christ. He is our daily bread. And if He is for us who can be against us?

Next week Matthew 6:12. Consider the following questions:

1) What debts do we have?

2) Why do we need to forgive others?

See you Wednesday.

John

 

 

 

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