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. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen.
The next part of the Lord's model prayer for us is a prayer of provision. The question we must ask ourselves is what are we asking for? God clearly states that we should ask for our daily needs. We many times ask for needs months and years in the future. Jesus demonstrated asking for our daily needs. What are you facing right now and what do you need from God to get through today. For example, lets say you have a job interview coming up in a week, what are you praying for today? A good interview? Ask God to help you with preparation of your resume. Ask Him for the things that you will tackle today for the the job INTERVIEW. Tomorrow will take care of itself if God is meeting every need leading up to tomorrow. I know God will take care of tomorrow when it gets here. I will pray for what I need today. Matthew 6:34 states,
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Are you praying for 20 loaves of bread? That is fine if you are running the soup kitchen, but if you are just a small single dwelling why are you asking for everything under the sun. I think this is where he says we ask but we ask amiss planning for our selfish pleasures instead of His kingdom work.
James 4:33 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Pray God takes care of your every need today. List them specifically. Then walk and trust, run the play with the assurance that He has you! Then tomorrow get up and do the same thing.
And the next day you guessed it, get up and do the same thing AGAIN!
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy