For the many years that I have been doing my chores, I developed my prayer time like during those boring hours while waiting for the washing machine to be filled up with water (since it was not the automatic type), then pour in the laundry soap and throw in the dirty clothes.
One time while I was waiting and watching how the clothes go in circle inside the washing machine, I talked to God. I asked Him to help us meet our financial needs everyday. Suddenly a twenty-peso bill, washed and filled with bubbles came afloat, and then another one, and another one, until I got a total of one hundred pesos in all.
Does God make money? The answer is NO! Surely one of us forgot to get those paper bills left in the pocket---and right timing for God to impress upon me how He answers my questions and my worries. But does God make miracles? The answer is definitely YES!
God still answers prayers in many ways.
5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Bible Reading: Matthew 1o:5-15
9"This, then, is how you should pray:"
'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one
14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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Meaning: Jesus wants us to ask for what we need each day when He taught us how to pray this way: "Give us today our daily bread."
Application: I will stop asking for my future needs, instead, I will ask God to give what I need today. I believe this is Jesus' way of taking away my unnecessary anxieties.
Character of Jesus: Jesus taught us how to talk to His Father that we may know His will in our lives each and every day.