“Praying for God’s Provision” is the essence of the message I shared on The Destination Manifestation Prayerline. Their theme was The Lord’s Prayer and I had volunteered to speak on Matthew 6:11, “Give us this day our daily bread.” I immediately picked this verse because it strongly resonates with me. I knew that it would provide a learning opportunity for me to see and trust God on a deeper level regarding His provisions for my life, and empower others with that knowledge.
We pray for our “bread” to be given “Us”; not just me or only you, but for everyone- ALL of US. We are to pray God’s provision one for another; Being mindful and compassionate regarding the needs of others- our neighbors near and far throughout the planet.
We pray for our “daily” bread to be given us “this day” – Implying, today and each present day that we are privileged to wake up and experience. It is a daily request for ONE DAY AT A TIME provisions, in total dependence on God, our Provider’s each day’s new supply.
Daily communication with God can jumpstart your day, activating and cultivating your connection to Jehovah Jireh – The Lord who provides. God is our Provider and Provision.
“Give” is the request for the provision to be gifted by the Source of all there is – Asking “The One” who will see to it that our every need is met to give us.
So we ask our Father in Heaven to “Give us this day our daily bread” in accordance to the model that our Lord Jesus Christ instructed us to pray in Matthew 6:11. Understanding that the bread we request represents the necessities of life, and is not just limited to food only.
It is also important to recognize that Jesus Christ, as the bread of life, is the greatest gift and God sacrifice that we need to be daily sustained.
How to Ask Our Provider’s Provisions
Now, I’d like to briefly share a few supportive scriptures about “How to ask for our daily bread” because I think that we sometimes allow self to get in the way of our prayers and get blind-sided by feelings unworthiness and doubts. We don’t think we deserve to have our needs met or we let circumstances and a lack mentality create doubt in God’s willingness or readiness; and maybe even His ability to do what seems like the impossible regarding our situations.
However, I believe that we can manifest powerful prayer results daily when we…
“Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.” (Romans 10: 4)
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
(Hebrews 4:15-16) “14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
This tells me that we not only have permission to come before God and boldly ask, but we also have the right because of who He is, what He did for us and who we are in Him. It is our spiritual birthright.
“My God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19. That speaks to everything we stand in need of, not just some needs- ALL and every NEED.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask ANYTHING according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1 John 5:14-15. The key element to remember here is “according to His will.” You can be confident in your request to God that He will hear you and give you anything you ask of Him as long as it is in accordance to His will.
Matthew 6:31-32 goes on to say, ‘Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” That simply means, there’s no need to stress about basic needs; Seek God first and everything else is a guaranteed given.
Therefore, daily pray for yours and others provisions, confidently asking without fear. Trust & Believe – God, our Provider, knows what we need and in addition to our needs; as stated in Psalm 37:3-4, He will also give us the desires of our hearts when we trust in the Lord, do good; feed on His faithfulness and delight ourselves in Him.
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Includes my message, and my spliced together responses to the Q&A, plus my testimony and the closing prayer.
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.