Give us day by day our daily bread.
"God always hears when we serape she bottom of the flour-barrel." So said the child of a poor widow to his mother, one morning, after she had prayed as only the needy can, "Give us this day our daily bread." Beautiful faith of childhood! Why may it not be ours? God always hears the prayers of His children, and He knows when to answer. Our spiritual as well as temporal wants are known to Him, and every sincere cry for help enters His compassionate ear. When we feel entirely our dependence on Him; when our stock of pride and self-confidence is exhausted; when earthly friends and earthly comforts fail us, the humble cry of "O my Father," the oftenest bring the speedy answer, "Here, My child." God always hears when we have reached the depths of need, and cry to Him for help.
Parallel VersesKJV: Give us day by day our daily bread.