Give us this day our daily bread.
I. The MEANING, PLACE, AND REASONABLENESS of this petition.
II. The Giver, "our father." God is the universal giver. Giving implies personality, thought, emotion.
III. The GIFT — "daily bread." Religion sanctifies common life.
IV. The COMMUNITY of the gift.
V. The CONDITIONS of the gift.
VI. The PERIOD of the gift. A warning against covetousness. VII. PRAYER for the gift.
1. It teaches humility.
2. It encourages filial confidence in little things.
3. It prompts to daily gratitude.
(Newman Hall, LL. B.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Give us this day our daily bread.