When we pray for bread, we pray for physical life. When we pray for forgiveness, we pray for life worth living. On Sunday we will study Numbers 14. Joshua says that God’s “protection” has been taken away from the Caananites. Sounds almost like Paul in Romans 1. “He gave them over”. Life is not worth living in the absence of God’s smile. It is not worth having if God’s face is turned away. “Man does not live by bread alone”. His friendship is what we truly need, His instruction. So, after we pray for bread, we pray for something we need more than bread, for pardon, for the sweet assurance that our sins have been taken away. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.” Two things are true, this morning as we come before God–we need forgiveness, and God is willing to give it. Hallelujah!