The concept of asking God for what that I need has always made me feel a little uncomfortable; greedy even. It wasn’t until I understood that Jesus was my best friend, sitting beside me, walking with me, that I realized I could come to Him, and talk to Him about anything.
In Matthew 6:10, Jesus capitalizes on this component in the Lord’s Prayer; praying for our needs. The scripture says this:
Give us this day our daily bread.
Now, if Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer as our model, than what all does this passage imply?
Just Tell God What You Need
Give us this day our daily bread. 7 simple words.
Despite the spectacle that many great orators have made out of prayer, let us not allow that to blind us from the truth – the truth that we are to come to Him as a little child: small in spirit, with simplicity, and fully trusting. “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Jesus prayed in present tense. He did not trouble himself over the future or past, His concern was about today. This is not to say that we shouldn’t pray for our future or reflect on yesterday’s lessons; rather understanding the profoundness of today. Sometimes we get caught in the trap of scrambling to make our lives, our future, worthwhile, forgetting that it won’t be one single moment that defines us, rather a bushel of the daily choices we made that will make our lives significant.
So, what is your daily bread? I can almost ascertain that for the majority of us, our daily bread won’t really consist of materialistic barrages. Our bread rather, will be made with the incorruptible seasoning of a spirit that is most pleasing to God. We will pray to be cooked in the spiritual ingredients of joy, peace, love, patience, kindness, truth, and self-control (Ref). That’s our daily bread.