Jesus continued the prayer by asking the Father for our daily provisions. Our Father in heaven knows our daily needs. He knows that we need food and water to survive, and He can provide them for us because He is the source of everything. We often not worry about food because we have plenty of them, but we should not forget to acknowledge that God is the source of our sustenance.
When Jesus and His disciples were in the wilderness with 5,000 hungry people, the Lord miraculously multiplied the five loaves of bread and two fish to feed all of them. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, and He looked up toward heaven, and then He blessed the food. Jesus acknowledged the provision of our Heavenly Father before He distributed the food to His disciples to give to the multitude. It is a good practice for us to pray before we eat so that we can acknowledge God and thank Him for His provision.
No matter what is going on around us today, we need to believe in our hearts that God provides for our needs. Many families are struggling with finances right now because of the pandemic. However, we should not worry, but we need to continue to trust in the Lord. In Philippians 4:6, it says, "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Let us continue to walk in faith in the Lord.
Ask yourself these questions: Who provides for your daily bread? What is the appropriate thing to do before you eat your meal? Why is it important to acknowledge and thank God for His provision?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you for all your provisions. Thank you for providing our meals every day. Please help me to continue to trust you. Please help me with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.