I’m sure at some time we’ve all prayed verse 11 from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 because it’s pertinent to each of us, no matter where we live.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
Jesus gave the Lord’s Prayer as an example for us to follow, a way to further see God’s relevancy and provision in our lives. You’ll note He recognizes the needs of people, especially here in verse 11. Our daily bread is our daily needs. For each person that can different, but Jesus brings the focus back to God’s provision, not our lack. He wants us to focus on believing God to supply our needs. Isn’t that what Paul told believers in Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
When we pray from a worried lack; that is, we have an honest need (their bills to be paid, their jobs and family), yet our prayer is not in total confidence for God to provide what is needed, then we don’t see His provisions. Here is where our focus should change. We don’t want to focus on God as being stingy because He isn’t. He is a supplier, a giver, a provider.
So, when we pray, we recognize Him as our provider who gives us all things to enjoy that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). We recognize Him as our source. Yes, he uses people. He uses jobs, but if those come up short, His provisions don’t.
Pray this particular verse, Matthew 6:11 and Philippians 4:19 in faith as God’s promises to you. You don’t need to beg Him. You just need to believe He will do what He said He’d do. Step out in faith believing Him to fulfill what you’ve asked. He is your provider, and He is faithful to do what He says in His Word.