Matthew 6:11 niv

breadWe often ask for things we think we will need in the future forgetting about today.
However, today is what we have and we may not have tomorrow.
Perhaps the wiser course is to pray first for today than for the future.
The Lord knows what our futures hold and  provides for us day by day.

Are you too busy with tomorrow to pray for today?
How will praying for this day help you with the tomorrows of life?

Blessings this day of grace,



10 thoughts on “Matthew 6:11 niv

  1. Reblogged this on theseeker and commented:
    Just for today, just for very moment … this prayer became my mantra. It help me focus and keep the mind from being anxious, It prevents the dark night of the soul from taking over. The continuous repetition of these words gave me the freedom and joy that surpasses beyond understanding. Give us this day….

  2. It is easy to think of today as just the means for getting to tomorrow, or the end of the week. Your devotion is a great reminder Jesus told us not be concerned about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be concerned for itself. A day’s own trouble is sufficient for it. We can miss today if we are not careful, and tomorrow we cannot get it back. The peace of Christ to you, and your readers.

  3. Praying the Lord’s Prayer really helped me focus for the moment. When my mind becomes too anxious for tomorrow, I keep on repeating this prayer over and over again. This is the best prayer that Jesus taught. Thank you Patricia for this meditation. God Bless.

      • Hey Seeker, Patricia,
        there is no difficulty for me in grasping the benefits of simple form; indeed I find it in keeping with Jesus’ teachings, and The Son of God’s instructions in the Old Testament. Memorized Scripture and the “Our Father” and is properly seen as the foundation for all true practice of worship even in our liturgies. Jesus told us to pray like this, and to do so frames our thinking to be in accordance with the mind of our Lord. As long as it does not become a mantra to dull the mind it is most satisfactory. Words have meaning, and this prayer is complex in its sparse use of exacting words. Thanks you two.

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