Monday, January 26, 2009

How to Pray for our Daily Needs

As I preached this week on the fourth petition of the Lord's Prayer, I thought through 3 requests that should be made for our daily needs:

1. Ask God for what is necessary for each day. He knows what you need and promises to provide. Matthew 6:11, Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 6:25-34, Phil. 4:19.

2. Ask God for what is necessary to keep you humble and bring him glory. He has provided you with abundance so you can enjoy it and be generous to others, not so you will trust in it and deny Him. Proverbs 30:7-9, Luke 12:13-21, 1 Timothy 6:17-19, James 4:2-3.

3. Ask God for the needs of others. Jesus did not teach us to pray, "Give me this day my daily bread," but "Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

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