June 27

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.   Matthew 6:11

After we have prayed for the glory of God, we also make mention of our temporal needs.  Spiritual things are our greatest need, but God also allows us temporal blessings.  We enjoy them as we might enjoy a visit to an inn.  We refresh ourselves with the comforts there, we are travelling.  We are thankful for the world’s provisions during our journey, and we enjoy the bread we pray for as a support in our passage home.  Our Saviour, in his providence, gives us heavenly blessings as a happy addition to the earthly blessings he daily bestows upon us.  We are usually more aware of our temporal needs than of our spiritual, and our Saviour by degrees raises our desires from the one to the other.  We are invited to pray for the supply of our temporal necessities, but these are trivial in regard to the necessities of our souls.  We ought to be much more earnest and importunate with God for our spiritual mercies.  Bread can only nourish my vile carcass for a few short years and then it moulders into dust, and becomes meat for worms.  How much more important it is to seek pardon for y sins and the spiritual mercies without which my soul must eternally perish!  Bread figuratively denotes all provisions necessary for this natural life.  They are both needful and God has promised to give them to us.  Whatever you enjoy is from bounty.  He spreads your table and fills your cup.  He is your health and strength, and he loads you daily with benefits.  Do you have riches, honour, friends, joy, and comfort?  It is God who fills you with these good things.  He is the great Lord and proprietor who brings forth abundantly from all his stores for the use and service of man.

 

Daily Prayer and Praise

 

The Psalms are not only to be used in church but at home. They were individual songs before they became a means of congregational prayer and praise. Will not their sincere and regular use by individuals and families contribute to greater awe and joy in the church’s worship of the Triune God?

In these volumes Henry Law divides the Psalter into easily managed portions for each day. He plumbs the depths of the believer’s soul and soars at the wonder of Christ’s identification with his people.

Price includes both Volume 1 and 2.

Continue Reading on