"Give us each day our daily bread. "
The Lord tells us to ask for bread. Real bread, daily physical provisions. Dave Guzik says, "Early theologians allegorized "daily bread". They couldn't imagine a mundane thing like bread in such a majestic prayer as this. Calvin said of interpretations that fail to see God's interest in the mundane: 'This is exceedingly absurd.' God does care about everyday things." In Luke 12:6-7 Jesus says, "Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows." If God won't forget the sparrows, He surely won't forget us. We are valuable to God. He loves us and wants us to ask Him for what we need so that He can provide for us. This is for His glory and for our good.