The enemy of your soul is out to attack your today. He’s not interested in tomorrow but today. He’s planning to mess it up, cause problems, to do everything he can to make it into a bad day. He uses yesterday to do that and he knows if he can destroy today he has broken your tomorrow.
“Give us today our daily bread.” (Matthew 6 v 11)
We go every day. We don’t miss a day. We don’t have a holiday. We never get too busy to go.
AND it is this persistence that changes you as you see the world through God’s eyes.
We don’t have to be like Moses wanting to give up and for God to end it all or like Jonah wanting to curl up and die or Elijah running into a cave of self-pity. We choose persistence. Daily.
What do we ask for? Bread. It is a physical and a spiritual matter, the source of life.
God doesn’t need to hear lofty prayers.
He longs for reality from us. He wants to hear prayers over what may even appear trivial matters. He heard the prayer for wine at the party. He hears the prayers from the hungry and the tired. He hears the prayers from the poor, the powerless and the sick. Today your daily bread may be so insignificant, but tell Him, don’t hold anything back.
Father I need bread today.
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Matthew’s version)