7 Two things I have asked from you; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Remove falsehood and lies far from me; do not give me poverty or riches; feed me with my allotted portion of bread, 9 lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
9 So pray this way: “Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored, 10 may your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Notes and References
"... Exodus 16 is not alone in emphasizing God’s sovereignty regarding his provision. Other texts include Psalm 107:4–9; 146:5–7; and Proverbs 30:7–9. Proverbs 30:8–9 is an especially important text ... As Yamauchi, “Daily Bread Motif,” 154, points out, the prayer is not only a request for a sufficient amount, but also an affirmation that the sufficient amount is exactly what God will provide. See also Garland, “Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Matthew,” 222–223 ..."
Ridlehoover, Charles Nathan The Sermon's Prayer: An Examination of the Intended Purpose of the Matthean Model Prayer (p. 230) University of Bristol, 2018
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