Midweek Vespers 4 – 03/30/2022

Psalm 145:8-9, 15-21; antiphon Psalm 145:15                             Great is the Lord

Old Testament                                                                                        Ezekiel 16:4-31

Gospel                                                                                                    Matthew 6:25-34

Sermon                         “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”             Matthew 6:11

The Lord’s Prayer – The Fourth Petition: Give us this day our daily bread.

What does this mean?

God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving.

What is meant by daily bread?

Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

(https://catechism.cph.org/en/lords-prayer.html)