The Lord’s Prayer | Daily Bread
God always provides for us the things we need.
Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Write a note for your child and put it in their lunch. Remind them that you are praying for them and love them. If they have something they might be worrying about, include a Bible verse like Matthew 6:33-34 or Phil 4:6.
At bed time ask your kids, “What are the things that you most often worry about?” Affirm that
you understand their worries and remind them of the truth that God is our Father who always
At dinner time, talk about the food on your table. Where did it come from? Who had to be
involved for that meal to happen? (grocery store workers, farmers, you, your employer,
appliance makers, etc). God provides for us in some amazing ways that we often overlook.
While you’re driving, have your kids come up with a list of things that are blessings but that we
take for granted. Consider using your daily schedule to think of the different things that come up during the day that we should be thankful for.
From the Small Catechism
Give us today our daily bread.
What does this mean?
God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we
pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with
What is meant by daily bread?
Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as
food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or
wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good
weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the