Devotions from Living the Lord’s Prayer by Haase

When we pray “Give us this day our daily bread” we are recognizing the grace, goodness and generosity of God and trusting that He will provide for all our needs.
We are not independent, self-sufficient beings but really beggars in absolute dependency and poverty before God.
God is the starting point for everything but our ego wants to ease God out and take the credit that belongs to God.

Suffering can unmask our ego’s illusion of Self-sufficiency!

Everything is a gift. We can claim nothing as our own.  But through Jesus selfless, sacrificial love He transforms our poverty and dependency into the experience of life in abundance. ( II Cor. 8:9)

When we pray for something as ordinary as bread, it teaches us that nothing is too trivial for His concern. We can bring everything that concerns us to Him, no matter how small or insignificant.  God’s love has no limits; God’s grace has no measure; God’s concern has no boundary. We are the beloved of God and He is on our side.