Give us this day our daily bread.
(Matthew 6:11; KJV).
Give us this day the energy
To do what we must do,
And all the faithfulness we need
To serve and worship you.
Give us this day the honesty
To say what we must say,
And all the inner peace we need
To thank you, praise, and pray.
Give us this day the confidence
To go where we must go,
And all the strength of mind we need
To bless both friend and foe.
Give us this day the fortitude
To face what we must face,
And all the qualities we need
To spread your truth and grace.
Give us this day the constancy
To bear what we must bear,
And all empathy we need
To listen, mourn, and share.
Give us this day the readiness
To follow, as you bid,
And all the love we need, Lord God,
To live as Jesus did.
It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere.
(Deuteronomy 13:4; NIV).
As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world (1 John 4:17; NLT).