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Daily Bread

Daily Bread

MATTHEW 6:9-13

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL
VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by
Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


Application

  • What was your main takeaway from the sermon?
  • Did the Holy Spirit lead you into any situations this week where you had an opportunity to put your takeaway(s) into practice?
  • What impact did those opportunities have on you spiritually?

Discussion Questions:

  • How did God provide for the people in the desert wilderness?
  • What does daily bread teach us about praying for material needs (food, income, health, and the like)?
  • This prayer is in the plural. We should be willing to pray for and work toward meeting the needs of others. Who are some of the “others” that you might find difficult to pray for? (here are some examples: political opponents, difficult co-workers, estranged family members)
  • Unbelief says “I don’t trust You.” Grumbling says, “I don’t like what you give.” Neglect says, “Who are You, again?” Of the three ways of mishandling the prayer, which do you struggle with? Explain.
  • What are some of the benefits of praying for daily bread?