Devotions from Living The Lord’s Prayer by Haase
As we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread”, we are admitting our dependency, helplessness and need. It is foolish to think we can make it on our own without God or without grace. Little children have no illusions that they are helpless and in need. When Jesus challenges us to become like children, he is saying that we need to like them in complete dependence on, and trust in their parents…just as we are to be in respect to God.
St. Therese of Lisieux describes what it means to remain a little child. It means we acknowledge our nothingness; that we expect everything from the Lord. It means to worry about nothing. It means to offer “flowers of little sacrifices” to the Lord which is selfless acts of sacrificial love for God and others. It is affirmation that we are beggars and everything is a gift from God.
As His children “we walk the path of life with confidence in the generosity, forgiveness and compassion of Abba.” Let us stay little before Him!