“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 6:11

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus continued teaching on how to pray,

“Give us this day our daily bread…”

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– Matthew 6:11

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REFLECTION…

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Give us this day our daily bread.

This is a petition

relating primarily to our needs in this present life.

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The significance of this petition in the prayer taught by our Lord Jesus,

is that it becomes a declaration – our declaration –

stating that the material things we truly need in our lives are those that are good and lawful.

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What, as Christians, we obtain through our daily labour,

which is also what we daily implore God for,

we should then receive gratefully as a gift from Him.

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By asking God to support us, by believing and trusting in Him,

as well as by acknowledging that it is He who provides this support,

we needn’t be concerned about our material needs.

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Jesus does not want us to pray for wealth

or to be attached to material things.

Jesus wants us to seek and make Christian, responsible use

of what comes through our work and Divine Providence and meets our needs.

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PRAYER…

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Heavenly Father,

You know my needs – my real needs –

and you know the needs of my loved ones.

Lord, give us this day our daily bread

that we may live in accordance to Your will,

and let us be satisfied and thankful.

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Lord, help me in my work,

that I may be productive

and earn my living fairly and honestly.

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Thank You Lord, for all that You provide.

Thank You.

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Amen.

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One Response to “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 6:11

  1. Mary Muscat says:

    Thank you Dear God for giving us the Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist through which we receive Your Holy Body and Your Holy Blood. We appreciate very much the Institution of this Holy Sacrament. We are so very fortunate Dear Lord Jesus to receive You in our heart. We Love You and want to love You more and more.

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