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Lord, teach us to pray this day our daily bread

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Matthew 6:25–34 ESV
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
1. When you think of generosity who comes to mind?
2. What brings you contentment in life?
3. What in life reduces your anxiety levels?
1. How often do we think of a person before we think of God.
2. Beer, Wine, Cheese, fine crackers
3. God’s good and gracious provision in every circumstance.
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Let tomorrow worry about itself.
Being right with God is the right way to reduce anxiety and increase your confidence in the future. In so doing we reduce our stress levels for this day and tomorrow.
and reduce your stress levels today.
The main thing is the main thing and that’s the main thing.
The main thing is the main thing and that’s the main thing.
A full belly and an empty soul leads you were?
Get your priorities right and the rest is history.

Luther’s Large Catechism

72 Here, now, we consider the poor breadbasket, the necessities of our body and of the temporal life. It is a brief and simple word, but it has a very wide scope. For when you mention and pray for daily bread, you pray for everything that is necessary in order to have and enjoy daily bread.[1]
In short, this petition applies both to the household and also to the neighborly or civil relationship and government. Where these two things are hindered so that they do not prosper as they should, the necessaries of life also are hindered. Ultimately, life cannot be maintained. 74 There is, indeed, the greatest need to pray for earthly authority and government. By them, most of all, God preserves for us our daily bread and all the comforts of this life. Though we have received from God all good things in abundance, we are not able to keep any of them or use them in security and happiness if He did not give us a permanent and peaceful government. For where there are dissension, strife, and war, there the daily bread is already taken away or is at least hindered.[2]
The undeserved provision of God toward all humanity.
[1] McCain, P. T. (Ed.). (2005). Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions (p. 417). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.
[2] McCain, P. T. (Ed.). (2005). Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions (p. 417). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.
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