The theme: Give us today our daily bread

The Pre-Assembly Youth Conference shares the theme with the Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Stuttgart, Germany, 20-27 July.

“Give us today our daily bread”

Here are contributions of young people:

Lydia Fong, Hong Kong

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3 responses to “The theme: Give us today our daily bread

  1. Give us our daily bread,,,,,,when i tried to refelect on it , I found it very wide, and every one could refelect on it from her/his context, it does mean many things for the people who are in different situation,,,,i will be back soon,,,

  2. ‘Give us our daily bread. Jesus did not teach us to pray: “Give me my daily bread.” He taught us to pray: “Give us our daily bread.” In uttering this petition we have the needs of others, as well as our own needs, in mind. Especially because we know that so many people do not have daily bread.
    Bread’ stands here for the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, clothing. we are taught here to ask for the necessities, not the luxuries of life. Now, of course, the example of Jesus himself shows us that there is a place for the occasional feast. We too can welcome luxury, comfort and relaxation as occasional guests, but if we allow them to take up permanent residence in our lives they will enslave us. This prayer is for enough, not for more than we need.
    ‘Give us today our daily bread. Jesus did not teach us to pray: “Give me my daily bread.” He taught us to pray: “Give us our daily bread.” In uttering this petition we have the needs of others, as well as our own needs, in mind. Especially because we know that so many people do not have daily bread.

  3. The need for daily bread shows God’s Spirit runs through us like a river. This supply of God’s Spirit needs to be renewed and refreshed every day. Thus, our daily prayer shows this request for a spiritual gift from God. Thankfulness for physical bread as well as the spiritual bread from Jesus goes hand in hand in our daily lives, but the most important bread is Jesus Christ. May our merciful and loving God grant each of us every day “our daily bread.”

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