‘Give us today our daily bread.’ (Matthew 6:11, TNIV)
How often, in our minds, do we change ‘Give us today…’
to ‘Give me today…’
or, at best, ‘Give my family today…’?
What if we all stopped doing that? What if we untranslated the prayer, and prayed it as it was given to us? If each of us was praying, Give us today the things that we need, for our small groups, for our churches, for our neighbourhoods, for our communities? What if each of us prayed to Our Father instead of My Father?
What effect would that have on our thinking and our actions?