“Lord, Give Us Our Daily Bread”

“our Father in heaven,…give us this day our daily bread.”

the prayer Jesus taught us 2000 years ago was repeated today by a head of a karen-burmese refugee family.

sometimes we ask for things we want, things that we think important to us…but not necessarily what God thinks is healthy for our life. for example, a house, a car, an opportunity to travel aboard, a game play station, a notebook computer, work promotion, acceptance from co-workers, etc.

yet there is still a certain group of people quoting exactly from Jesus’ lips, “Lord, please provide for us enough food just for today so that we won’t starve to death.” these people have no other ambition in life except that they have sufficient nutrition to eat without begging and a roof with no holes over their heads.

we take what we have as granted so much. we don’t have to build a house from the scratch by ourselves, sleep on the cold dirt when the house is half-finished or depend on other’s mercy in getting a job because we are citizens of our countries.

these people do.

so the next time we dare ask God for something, think first. do we need it? or it’s just our earthly will?


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

One response to ““Lord, Give Us Our Daily Bread”

  • Sharon

    Thank you Mink for bringing me back to Thailand through your blog. My thoughts and prayers have changed since I went to Thailand the first time and witnessed the reality of poverty. I can not imagine seeing my children hungry and without a comfortable place to live and be a kid. I pray for the families and all the people of Thailand that are living in need of the basic food and shelter. OH LORD help us to see and pray!!!!
    Keep up the great work. Love Ya!!

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