The Lord’s Prayer: Week 5 – Monday

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Week 5 – Monday

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 6:11 ESV “Give us today our daily bread.”

REFLECT
It’s fitting to start out this particular clause with the clause itself because it is so “black and white.” Jesus taught His disciples to pray for their daily needs, so we should have no shame in asking our heavenly Father for provision. When our hearts are aligned to God as our Father and His agenda for us and the entire world, we are ready to pray for our own needs. Why? When we start with God and His kingdom, we are able to put our needs in perspective. The self-centered prayers fade away. God knows your needs, so we must focus first on Him, then boldly pray for our own provision. No need is so minute, no want so great that our God does not hear. What one thing have you neglected to bring before the throne of Grace? Bring it to Him today. Ask. Seek. Receive.

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

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  1. Teri says:

    S: Matthew 6:11 ESV “Give us today our daily bread.”

    O: We are asking Him, God, our ONE Source to provide our needs. We cannot provide for ourselves, everything that we have comes from our supplier, which is God, the Author and Giver of life – through channels that He provides. We need to rely upon Him to provide for our needs daily. We need to ask Him to meet our needs each day.

    A: When I worry, when I fret, when one “channel” dries up and get concerned about how things are going to pan out — I need to remember these 6 words — I need to remember to FULLY RELY UPON GOD…period. He’s got it all figured out, I am safe under His wing as He and I journey together. When I start to question, how will this happen, what will I do next — I need to whisper the prayer, Give us today our daily bread Father, TODAY is what matters.

    P: Father, You are so amazing, so faithful, so powerful, and so good. Each day, You give me enough. Emotionally. Spiritually. Financially. Physically. I know that You are my source, my supplier, my one and only provider. Forgive me when I take my eyes off of You — for when I rely up the “channels” to be my source. When this happens I am fearful and I worry — I know that my eyes are looking around and not up when this happens. I am sorry. I know in my heart that all my needs are met because I am Your daughter and You love me with an everlasting love. You take care of me, give me shelter, and strength to live each day. I need You…You are all I need. Thank You for never leaving me. Today Father, give me my daily bread. I trust that You know exactly what that is. I’m willing to take action, do and go, where ever you would have me go. May your light shine through me Jesus. May I love, listen, and show compassion as You would. May others see You when they see me today. I love you. t

    • Sandi says:

      What great insight this week in the phrase “give us today our daily bread”. I am on a fixed income but I also work at a part time job. A few months ago another person was hired and as a result it seemed that they were getting more work than me. At first I was angry & resentful…it wasn’t fair etc. But as I prayed the Lord reminded me that it wasn’t the job that I needed to rely on. God was my source. He was the one that could open up the opportunity for work or not. So now when I start to feel upset because this person gets a job & I don’t, I quickly say “thank you Lord for the work I get. You know our needs & will provide through this job or in other ways. Help me to continue to rely on You & not on a job or other people.” In my heart I know that this is true, but my flesh keeps wanting to pull me back into the negative thoughts. I have to conciously chose to believe in what God’s word says & trust Him. So thankful for the insights of this week & plan to reread it often!

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