Reflect and Prayer
Heidelberg Catechism 1563
The Lord’s Prayer
LORD’s DAY 50
Q. What does the fourth petition mean?
Answer: ‘give us this day our daily bread’ means:
Do take care of all our physical needs1 so that we come to know that you are the only source of everything good,2 and that neither our work nor your gifts can do us any good without your blessing;3 and so help us to give up our trust in creatures and trust in you alone.4
1Ps. 104: 27-30; 145: 15-16; Matt. 6: 25-34 2Acts 14: 17; 17: 25; James 1: 17
3Deut. 8: 3; Ps. 37: 16; 127: 1-2; 1 Cor. 15: 58
4Ps. 55: 22; 62; 146; Jer. 17: 5-8; Heb. 13: 5-6
An opportunity now to quietly reflect on God’s gracious provision and goodness, to pray and thank God for His provision of his Son and to ask for ongoing strength and help to trust in Him alone.
Let’s say ‘The Lord’s Prayer’
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.