The Lord's Prayer - Part 5: Daily Bread

June 30, 2024
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Daily needs rely on a daily relationship and lead to daily blessings. 

Matthew 6:9-13 NIV
“This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

Needs are reminders of who meets needs. 

James 1:17 NIV
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Take needs to the Father one day at a time. 

Matthew 6:34 NIV
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:11 NIV
Give us today our daily bread.

Exodus 16:4-5 NIV
Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”

Exodus 16:21 NIV
Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away.

Redefine need.

Matthew 6:19-21 NIV
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Hoarding does no good! 

What is an example of a daily need that drives you to a daily relationship? How does it also provide opportunity for daily blessing?

Read Exodus 16:1-31.

How would you retell this passage in your own words to someone else who had never heard it before?

What is the main idea or main principle that you take away from this passage?

What happened when the people didn't trust God for their daily need and tried to store up more?

Why do you think they tried to keep more than God told them to keep for themselves? What do you think that tells us about where their trust really was?

How are you like the Israelites in Exodus 16?

How or when have you experienced God giving you just enough for the day and providing exactly what you need, no more and no less?

Read Matthew 6:11. How does having an understanding of "manna" and "daily bread" help you better understand this?

What and how are you tempted to hoard and keep more for yourself? What does that say about who you are really trusting to provide for you?

How can you bring a daily need to your Father in a way that worships Him as the one who provides and gives?

How can you be more generous if you redefine what "need" really is? Re-read Exodus 16:4. Now read Malachi 3:10. How do these verses seem to bring a better understanding to each other, and what do you sense the Spirit telling you to do about it?

How can you tell your testimony with these passages above to someone else who is far from God or struggling with their own faith? Think about telling that story with these three elements: a time that you weren't trusting God for daily bread (before), then what led you to trust Him (Jesus), and how has your life and faith been different since then (after)?


Each person share your one need for today. Then pray together, starting with acknowledging God as the Father who provides every good and perfect gift! Then pray for each person's daily need. Ask God to use that need to drive each of us to Him on a daily basis for the sake of our relationship with Him and that we will experience daily blessings as a result. Pray that we will each have opportunities to share stories with others of God as a Father who provides for our daily needs, and how that has led to a daily relationship and daily blessings!


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Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:
  - Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
  - What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
  - How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
  - How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
  - Who in your life do you think could be disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?


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  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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