“Give us this day

our daily bread”


Holding up

open hands


to receive

good gifts


our needs,

not wants


for this day,

not tomorrow


to ask daily,

not weekly


trust his time

to provide


sustenance for

body and soul.


Exactly 40 words with title and

Jesus fasted 40 days and nights in the wilderness…


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sumana Roy
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 14:35:17

    “our needs, / not wants”…shines in the darkness…


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 07:41:17

    So much meaning in so few words.. but some are taking away the bread and ask for daily meat… meaning of bread is gradually loosing I think… we need to come back to bread.


  3. billgncs
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 04:42:12

    amen 🙂


  4. claudia
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 03:55:07

    the trust that we’re provided with everything we need at the right moment… i love this


  5. Bryan Ens
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 03:07:38

    Excellent! Faith really shines through this!


  6. Grace
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 02:29:51

    Such a meaningful response, this reads like a beautiful prayer ~


  7. bmiller007 (@bmiller007)
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 01:25:49

    i have fasted a few days…its always a sweet feel to breaking fast…and it does center us on what we are given, what we receive…and stirs gratitude


  8. Mary
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 00:37:22

    I enjoyed the parallels – 40 words, 40 days fasting; and yes, we do need to remember to ask daily rather than less often for sustenance for body and soul. I liked your photo too.


  9. markwindham
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 00:37:05

    nice tie in to the 40, well done


  10. Gabriella
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 00:28:51

    I had never thought about the fact that we ask for ‘daily’ bread, no more. This is a very thought-provoking poem in only 40 words.


  11. Bodhirose
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 23:59:23

    We can get too far ahead of ourselves if we ask for too much too soon…perhaps to be construed as greediness. I like the thought of all our needs being provided.


  12. Anthony Desmond (@iamEPanthony)
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 23:52:23

    I’ve tried fasting, only lasted 4 days tho; the goal was a week… oy… Still can work my way to 40 days tho, right? smiles…


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