21 Day Challenge – Day 11

“Our providential God is in the business of meeting needs. When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you are, first and foremost, praying that God will meet your real, tangible, daily needs such as for food, shelter and a way to pay the bills. Bread is basic and universal—every culture has a version of a simple starch that is a staple of the daily diet. The Lord’s Prayer does not say, “Give us this day our cinnamon rolls with extra icing” or “Give us this day our artisan-crafted garlic loaf.” The “bread” Jesus tells us to pray for daily is the essential stuff of life. He also reminds us that “your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” (Matt. 6:8, NLT). You can trust your heavenly Father to provide what you need.”

“Ask God to meet your needs, then ask Him for your heart’s desire. But then trust Him to know if and when to grant your request. When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you are expressing your confidence in God’s ability to provide for your needs and prioritize your wants.

Seek after His heart and His will, and the things you ask for will align with His will for your life. “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires” (Ps. 37:4).

Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer.”

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:1-12

Memory Verse: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8, NKJV).”