Meditating on the Lord's Prayer with St Genesius
Give us this day our daily bread
“Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”, and when we pray that the Lord give us our daily bread it is not just a prayer for physical food, but for more: for his grace, for what we need. It is also a prayer for the Eucharist - his very life within us. We ask for what we need today, just today. Like the manna in the desert we only need today’s portion, tomorrow will take care of itself. We live as well as we can today, we ask for the Father’s help to do so knowing that our whole lives depend on him. We are not greedy, we let him portion out what we need, when we need it, for he knows best: we have handed ourselves over to him. This is poverty of spirit.