Father...THIS day, THIS bread!
I find myself breathing this often...
And there's a bit of a story behind embracing this prayer.
It all started with an unlikely meeting...on Twitter, of all places!. Now you have to know that I am on Twitter, but I'm not "on Twitter." But when Daniel Hill interacted with my "tweet" (a tweet? really?), a connection happened. And I'm so glad! I've been following Daniel's blog ever since.
Pastor Dan's blog has held treasures for me, and his current post is no exception. In it Daniel shares some profoundly simple and practical truths from a sermon on a line from the Lord's Prayer by a respected colleague in the ministry, Jonathan Martin:
Give us this day our daily bread.
So for the next few days, I would like us to meditate on this amazing verse here on A Branch in the Vine.
But for today, this prayer:
I do not ask
for some future bread.
I do not ask
for some lofty thing.
I ask for nothing more
I ask for nothing less
than primal provision.
For this, and this—only this.
I do not ask for then.
I do not ask for there.
I do not ask for that.
only this meal—this moment.
for this day, only
for this, and this—only this.
Thank you, Jonathan Martin for letting us pray along...
And thank you, Daniel, for sharing your reflections.