"Give us this day our daily bread"

"Give us this day our daily bread." Why do we use the words "our bread"? Because we do not pray for the common bread that even heathen partake, and which God gives to all men, but for "our" bread, the bread of those who are the "children" of the heavenly Father. And what then is this bread of God? It is Jesus Christ our Lord. "For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world." Therefore let no one be deluded. Whatever sermons and instructions do not exhibit and make known Jesus Christ cannot be the daily bread and nourishment of souls.—Martin Luther.

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Impersonal Correction
February 7, 1914

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