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A Reading from the Book of Concord
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August 7, 2011 - Seventh Sunday after Trinity

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Gospel, Mark 8:1-9 for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, August 7, 2011.

It is from Small & Large Catechism, Part III: The Lord's Prayer.

The daily bread you and I receive in our lives today is no less a miraculous and gracious provision of God than was the feeding of the great crowd with seven loaves of bread and a few fish.

The attached reading is formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Kurt Hering
Layton, Utah

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDSEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
SMALL & LARGE CATECHISMTHE FOURTH PETITION

THE FOURTH PETITION: Give us this day our daily bread.

SMALL CATECHISM EXPLANATION

What does this mean? God gives daily bread, even without our prayer, to all wicked people; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Everything that belongs to the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

LARGE CATECHISM EXPLANATION

72 Here, now, we consider the poor breadbasket, the necessities of our body and of the temporal life. It is a brief and simple word, but it has a very wide scope. For when you mention and pray for daily bread, you pray for everything that is necessary in order to have and enjoy daily bread. On the other hand, you also pray against everything that interferes with it. Therefore, you must open wide and extend your thoughts not only to the oven or the flour bin, but also to the distant field and the entire land, which bears and brings to us daily bread and every sort of nourishment. For if God did not cause food to grow and He did not bless and preserve it in the field, we could never take bread from the oven or have any to set upon the table.



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.


Lord grant you faith in His grace alone
for your salvation unto eternal life. Amen



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