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Matthew 6:11 – The Lord’s Prayer, Part 3

Give us this day our daily bread.
Can you pray this and mean it?“Give me this day my daily bread.”It’s true that even in the US, people go hungry.But the fact of the matter is that for most of us, we struggle much more with eating too many calories than with eating too few.According to the CDC, more than one-third of Americans are obese.[1]It’s also why, according to one article, dieting has become a “national pastime.”[2]In this article, Kay Uzoma writes, “approximately 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products in their pursuit of a trimmer, fitter body.”We’re not worried about having daily bread.We’re worried about having too much daily bread!
Another challenge to this part of the Lord’s Prayer is the fact that, unlike people in first century Judea, we are not paid day-to-day but rather week-to-week, or more likely, month-to-month.Thinking about today’s bread is simply not on our minds as long as we have a job.Add to this the fact that there are…