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Give Us This Day Our Bread...Pray for All Aspects of Our Daily Lives!

Proverbs 21:1-13 New International Version

21 In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.

2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.

5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

6 A fortune made by a lying tongue

is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.[a]

7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,

for they refuse to do what is right.

8 The way of the guilty is devious,

but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

9 Better to live on a corner of the roof

than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

10 The wicked crave evil;

their neighbors get no mercy from them.

11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;

by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.

12 The Righteous One[b] takes note of the house of the wicked

and brings the wicked to ruin.

13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor

will also cry out and not be answered.

Saturday - July 2

Give us this day our daily bread. “[This petition includes praying for] food and drink, clothing, house, and home, and health of body… that God cause the grain and fruits of the field to grow and mature well… that He help us at home towards good housekeeping… give and preserve to us a godly wife, children, and servants… cause our work, trade, or whatever we are engaged in to prosper and succeed, favor us with faithful neighbors and good friends, etc. Likewise, that He give [rulers] and all estates, and especially to the rulers of our country and to all counselors, magistrates, and officers, wisdom, strength, and success that they may govern well… and to subjects and the common people, obedience, peace, and harmony in their life with one another.” (Luther’s Large Catechism, The Lord’s Prayer)

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