Lord's Day 50

Topics: Fourth Petition, Bread, Trust

125. Q.

What is the fourth petition?

A.
Give us today our daily bread.
That is:
Provide us with all our bodily needs 1
so that we may acknowledge
that you are the only fountain of all good, 2
and that our care and labour,
and also your gifts,
cannot do us any good
without your blessing. 3
Grant, therefore, that we may
withdraw our trust
from all creatures
and place it only in you. 4
  • 1. Ps 104:27-30; 145:15, 16; Mt 6:25-34.
  • 2. Acts 14:17; 17:25; Jas 1:17.
  • 3. Deut 8:3; Ps 37:16; 127:1, 2; 1 Cor 15:58.
  • 4. Ps 55:22; 62; 146; Jer 17:5-8; Heb 13:5, 6.
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