Have you ever considered what is commonly called the Lord’s Prayer? In the Good News recorded by Matthew, Jesus says this is how we should pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.*
In the ancient world, bread meant life and a lack of bread meant death.
When Jesus told the people to pray for bread they would understand that to mean praying for your very existence – your life. However, this isn’t a call just about having life. Go back to the start of the prayer – who is all about?
Our Father in heaven.
The prayer is as much about who is providing the bread as the bread itself.
Would you consider beginning to daily pray for your Dad in heaven to provide all your needs?