Jesus encouraged us to pray – Give us today our daily bread. In His day, bread was the basic staple of life and pictured all the daily needs of the people. Jesus was teaching us to pray not only for our physical needs but also for everything we need – comfort, healing, courage, wisdom.
Through prayer we have access to Him at any moment, and He knows what we need before we even ask. The Lord is near to all who call on Him.
Prayer is the voice of faith, trusting that God knows and cares.