Give us today our daily bread. With those words, Jesus focuses our first request to the Lord on our most basic daily needs. This request for ‘daily bread’ (made on a daily basis) helps us grow in dependence on Him.
This dependence on the Lord for daily needs is a small part of what the Bible calls wisdom. It’s necessary for us to grow in dependence on Him because we tend to be prideful, forgetful, and neglectful. The good news is that learning to pray for daily bread can help change all that!