…for your Father knows what you need before you ask him
Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day 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 evil.
Dee Wilcox posted:
“He is the Bread of Life, and I cannot go one day without Him.
It also reminds me to live with an open hand, to accept and be thankful for what He gives each day, even in the hard. Especially in the hard. I trust that what He gives isn’t just enough — it’s exactly what I need.”
Your words about having open hands caused me to see an image of someone at the altar rail with their hands cupped and open to receive communion – the Bread of Life. This action is in no way related to my personal Christian experience and probably nothing I have ever done. That makes it all the more powerful for me think about today. It brings up all kinds of emotions: Child-like expectation – all the way to neediness. Today, as I pray I will do it with hands cupped and open and expectant
And then – with my hands cupped and open – I prayed through the Lord’s Prayer – telling the Lord everything He already knows are needs and receiving my daily bread with tears.