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‘Give us this day our daily bread’

While there’s still work to be done, in recent years much progress has been made in reducing poverty around the globe. Today’s column includes a poem and quotes that point to God’s unending supply of love and care for His children.

Come, Thou all-transforming Spirit,
     Bless the sower and the seed;
Let each heart Thy grace inherit;
     Raise the weak, the hungry feed;
From the Gospel, from the Gospel
     Now supply Thy people’s need.

O, may all enjoy the blessing
     Which Thy holy word doth give;
Let us all, Thy love possessing,
     Joyfully Thy truth receive;
And forever, and forever
     To Thy praise and glory live.
– Jonathan Evans, “Christian Science Hymnal” (1932), No. 42

“Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”
– Christ Jesus, Matthew 6:8, New King James Version

“God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies.”
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896,” p. 307

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