When my brother puts me on hold, when I’m talking with him on the phone, if I have to wait longer than 10 or 20 seconds, I hang up. Patience? Don’t have it, there.
Jesus teaches us to ask that God gives us this day our daily bread (which is lots of things, acc. to Luther = bread, shelter, breath, even peace, hope, the ability to trust God...all of these are daily bread).
Let me slap this ancient, powerful prayer into a real world example (and I encourage you to do the same during the week—or let’s talk about it together—but here’s my example): Last night, actually this morning, at 2am, a sheriff knocked on our door and informed us that someone had broken into my car. [pause]
|"Lord, teach us to pray."|