If the Lord’s prayer begins with petitions for God’s GLORY, it moves eventually toward petitions for our GOOD. Observing this order (God first), will give us confidence when we ask for “daily bread” and all the other things we need for life. Asking for bread may seem strange to those of us who have food in our cupboards and money to buy more. This overlooks the role that God is playing in our blessings. He sends rain. He makes crops grow. He lavishly fills the earth with food and fish and fruit. He also provides jobs and strength. “The Lord your God . . .is giving you the power to make wealth.” (Deuteronomy 8:18) All these come from Him in answer to prayer. Without His steady management of the world, a trip to HEB would be useless. So, as an act of dependence and gratitude, we ask! Not just for ourselves. It is OUR bread that concerns us–bread for all of His children.