Praying for Provision

Praise God for teaching me how to pray!

Why are we to pray for daily provision even if the food is already there in the refrigerator or on the table? It is expected that people pray for provision when there is shortage, and also for fear of shortage in the future. But how about praying for provision when there is abundance? Not a lot of people pray for provision in times of abundance at all! Surely, we pray to give thanks for the abundance. But when we do pray for provision inspite of abundance, here’s why.

First, amidst our plenty and abundance, praying for provision brings attention away from ourselves and towards God, the Provider. These foods on the table or in the refrigerator or garden are not from us, ultimately, they are from God the Creator. How humbling for us and how rightfully honoring for the LORD!(a) Second, it expresses our total dependence upon God. Our life and all life upon this earth(b), all our achievements and accomplishments, come from and is sustained by God alone(c). And third, we pray that the provision brings us the nourishment we need. All that food on the table is not for entertainment or display. These are God’s way of nourishing our bodies. And so we pray that such health benefits and nourishment be made available for us.(d)

How wonderful is the LORD our God! ❤ Amen!‬‬

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem. Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.

Proverbs‬ ‭18:11‭-‬12‬ ‭NKJV

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.

Psalms‬ ‭24:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days. And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

Nehemiah‬ ‭6:15‭-‬16‬ ‭NKJV

‬‬The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:11‬ ‭NKJV

By Fatima

Artist, Writer, Farmer. Born in Manila, lives in Bohol, Philippines.