A reproduction of Eric Enstrom’s photograph of Charles Wilden, taken during World War II, hung on the wall in my grandparent’s dining room. The photograph reminded me of my grandparent’s daily dependance on God and how Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).

Picture an elderly man sitting at a dinner table with his head bowed and his hands folded in the prayer position. With a loaf of bread and a bowl of soup in front of him, he says grace over a simple meal. Before he bows his head humbly, imagine the old man placing his wire rim glasses on top of a nearby book, presumably a Bible.

I call that the Jesus way to pray for provision.

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG