Lord’s Day 50

C. Bouwman

Jesus teaches us to pray for daily bread

  1. The need for this prayer
  2. The perspective of this prayer
  3. The content of this prayer 

Scripture readings:  1 Timothy 6:6-19, Exodus 15:22-16:21

We pray that God restore to us a taste of Paradise

  1. The setting of this petition
  2. The implication of this petition
  3. The answer to this petition

Scripture readings:  Luke 9:1-17, Deuteronomy 16:13-15, Philippians 4:10-20

Wes Bredenhof

The Lord commands us to petition the Father for our daily bread

  1. The needs daily bread meets
  2. The confession daily bread creates
  3. The faith daily bread motivates

Scripture readings:  1 Kings 17:8-24, Psalm 62, 1 Timothy 6:3-10

With the fourth petition we pray for all our bodily needs

We’ll consider how to pray with a view to:

  1. The Father’s provision
  2. The Son’s intercession
  3. The Spirit’s sanctification

Scripture reading:  Deuteronomy 8

C. Stam

The Lord Jesus teaches us to pray for all our bodily needs

  1. The confession in this petition
  2. The consideration in this petition
  3. The consequence of this petition

Scripture readings:  Psalm 127, Matthew 6:24-34

J. Ludwig

In the fourth petition Christ teaches us to depend on our heavenly Father for all our earthly needs

This means:

  1. We may not worry about these needs
  2. We may confidently approach God with these needs

Scripture reading:  Matthew 6:19-34

K. Dijk

Feed me with the apportioned bread

  1. “Give us” means “feed us”
  2. Our daily bread is apportioned bread

Scripture reading:  Proverbs 30:8

We pray to the Father for bread

  1. Because he is our Father
  2. Because we are his children

Scripture reading:  none given in original source

B. Holwerda

The prayer for daily bread as the offering from the child to the Father

  1. The offering of our faith on account of the revelation of God’s Name
  2. The offering of our hope on account of the coming of God’s Kingdom
  3. The offering of our love on account of the doing of God’s will. 

Scripture reading:  Deuteronomy 8

R.H. Bremmer

The fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer

We consider the connection between this petition and:

  1. God the Father our Creator
  2. God the Son our Saviour
  3. God the Holy Spirit our Sanctifier

Scripture reading:  Deuteronomy 8:1-20

M. Retief

Father, give us this day our daily bread

  1. What we are asking for
  2. Why we are asking for it
  3. How we receive it

Scripture readings:  Matthew 6:9-13, Matthew 6:19-34, 1 Timothy 6:6-12

E. Kampen

Since we need health and strength to do our work as kingdom children, we ask our Father to provide for all our physical needs so that:

  1. Thereby we may acknowledge him to be the source of all our blessings
  2. Therefore we may place our trust in him alone

Scripture readings:  Deuteronomy 11:1-17, 1 Timothy 6:1-10

Reuben Bredenhof

Come to God, the overflowing fountain of all good!

  1. He is a fountain
  2. He is overflowing
  3. He is the only source of all good

Scripture reading: Psalm 36

A good example & a bad lesson in praying for our daily bread:

  1. Help us not to misplace our trust
  2. Teach us to acknowledge you
  3. Provide us with our bodily needs

Scripture reading: Exodus 15:22-16:21