“Give us today the food we need.” Matthew 6:11 (NLT)
Each of us has different needs. While we all have some needs in common, food, housing and love, we also have some needs that are unique to our life situations. The Bible reminds us that God knows what we need before we ask (Matthew 6:8). But God also tells us to make our requests known to him (Philippians 4:6). We can ask God to supply our needs according to his riches (Philippians 4:19). As we seek God’s kingdom first, he will take care of everything we need (Matthew 6:33). They may not come when we expect them or in the way that we expect them, but God will provide for our needs.
Prayer: God, thank you that you know me. You know what I need better than I do. Help me to remember you will meet my needs even if it’s not what I expect. In Jesus name. Amen.