Our DAILY bread

Kara Powell | Jul 10, 2009

Photo by Artur Rutkowski

My kids love summer Wednesdays because my church, Lake Avenue Church, does a Wacky Wednesday series that lives up to its name. This summer, my church is wisely offering Wednesday evening parent training meetings.

A few nights ago, our Director of Worship and the Arts, John Stothers, facilitated a 90 minute prayer time based on the Lord’s Prayer. He reminded us that Jesus invites us to ask for our “daily” bread (Matthew 6:11).

Not monthly or yearly bread.

And not even weekly bread.

Daily bread.

In today’s turbulent economic times, I’m grateful that many of us reading this e.mail will have enough “bread” today. Maybe in a spirit of justice, God wants us to turn around and be the answer to prayer of someone less fortunate who is wondering how God will provide their bread today.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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