Give us our God-given grace – patient for the occasion to bless...

Daily Bread Fund logoSunland has adopted an expanded vision and opportunity for our Christian Science community to engage with the priceless practice of Christian healing - an invitation to participate in annual giving through the Daily Bread Fund for contributions designated to meet organizational daily operating expenses. The establishment of this fund was the outcome of praying with the spiritual sense of the Lord’s Prayer. Mary Baker Eddy interprets the petition for “Give us this day our daily bread,” in the spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer, which concludes the first chapter of the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in these words “Give us grace for today; feed the famished affections,” while the concluding words of the prayer which she gives in the Manual of The Mother Church, for the daily use of Christian Scientists, are these: “May Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!”

It is the spiritual bread that the whole world is famishing for: the bread of kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and healing. What comfort to pray each day in trust and gratitude to our Father-Mother God, “Give us this day our daily bread”! It is a prayer of utter reliance upon and expectation of good. It is the effect of God understood. Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook shows us the way to have all our needs supplied and our diseases healed.