Give Us Today - Lord's Prayer Matt 6:11-12

Tracey Krause

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"Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." This verse is from Matthew 6:11 and 12, part of the Lord's prayer. In the early verses of the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught us to center our minds and hearts on God, on his majesty and on his purposes. And now we are at the part where we can lay out our resource and relationship needs before God. This part is not a free for all, to ask for whatever our minds can imagine, but rather a time to make the requests that will help us to do the work he has assigned us to do, in the context of the other verses.

Give us Today: Resources

prayer changes things, lords prayerDaily bread sounds so necessary and down to earth, and certainly our daily physical needs are part of what God wants us to ask for. Bread also has strong spiritual overtones in the Bible, all the way from the manna from heaven to the time when Jesus refers to himself as the bread of life. (John 6:35). Part of the resources we need to ask for is grace sufficient for day, to bring us closer to the heart of God and align our hearts and minds with the things that God wants for us.

Give us Today: Relationships

The Lord is very much for reconciliation between himself and each of us, and in our daily relationships. This verse is making is clear that we are expected to be forgiving towards each other as we continue to ask for forgiveness from God.

Click to another section of the Lord's Prayer:

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, forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven





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  • Hello Zion Friends,I ask for prayers for this cutrony. We are facing new challenges and we will need cool heads and warm hearts in the days ahead. I do not intend to use this site as a political forum at all, I promise, but I deeply feel that we need to ask for God’s help now more than ever.


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