“Give us this day our daily bread”
In the Old Testament, we learn of the “Bread of the Presence” also known as the “showbread”that was placed on the table before the Lord. This was placed within the tabernacle and later in the temple (Exodus 25:30).
Jesus identifies himself as the bread that comes down from heaven (John 6:34) and gives the importance that we receive this bread for everlasting life (John 6:52-59).
The table of the Lord used for the showbread in the Old Testament symbolized the table of the Lord that would bring God’s people together to participate in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:21). This bread that Jesus is talking about in the Lord’s Prayer is not only physical, but mostly spiritual.
In the Eucharist, we receive the actual body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ and through this Holy Communion, we become one with the Lord.