What is Prayer and Why Pray?(Part 2)

Matthew 6:11 – The Lord’s Prayer

Last week we looked at the first three petitions in Matthew 6:9 and 10 which focus on the glory of God. Today we’ll take a deeper look at the first of the second three petitions which focus on our personal needs.

Matthew 6:11 (NKJV)
Give us this day our daily bread.

Now that we have put God’s interests first we come to present our own needs. By doing it in this order we acknowledge our dependence on Him for everything.

“Our daily bread” – what does it mean or what does it stand for?

It’s not just talking about food for our physical body but also food for our spiritual well-being. We are also putting our other physical and personal needs at His feet. We know that our Lord will provide for all our needs.

Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

What would that look like in practice?

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