If My People…Pray (Part 3)

Brittle Clay

After He had given thanks…

– 1 Corinthians 11:24

Did you ever hear the story of the man caught in the jungle being chased down by a bear? He ran until his legs could carry him no longer and reached the end of his rope. Admitting his defeat, and just as the bear was about to pounce, the man cried out to God, “Lord, please let this bear be a Christian!”

The bear stopped, held his hands together, closed his eyes and said, “Lord, thank you for this meal.” And … well, you can guess what happened.

This week, I want to look at the simple prayer of gratitude we once shared before every meal. The simple, yet important, words of thanks.

On several occasions in the Bible, when a meal was about to be enjoyed, we read that Jesus “gave thanks” and ate, or broke, or shared a meal…

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