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.*


When we used to live in Edmonton, we used to go the Old Spaghetti Factory. With each meal they serve little loaves of warm bread with butter. After talking with one of the servers, we discovered the bakery where they got their bread from. We cut out the middle man. We went to the bakery and bought a several dozen loaves and then put them in the freezer. Bread was right at our fingers.

In ancient times, in order to eat bread one would have to clear land, plant seeds, hope for rain, protect the field, harvest the grain, thresh it, grind it and also have the oil necessary to bake it into bread. And who provided the field, the seeds, the rain, the harvest and the oil?

God. Every aspect of the process would be God ordained and supplied.

I have a tendency to think all I have comes from my brains, strength, and talents. I am poorer for it. How about you?

*Matthew 6:9-13 on BibleGateway