– Charles Spurgeon
Jesus told the disciples, and I believe by extension, He tells us that we are to pray for our daily bread each day or our daily needs (Matt 6:11) and to not worry about tomorrow’s needs. All we need do is to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matt 6:33) since “your heavenly Father knows that you need them all” (Matt 6:32). We know that God provides for His own creatures (Matt 6:26), so why would He not provide for us?
Of all the things that King Solomon could have prayed for, he prayed for wisdom and asked God, “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great” (2nd Chron 1:10). God’s answer to Solomon was amazing as He said “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like” (2nd Chron 1:11-12). Pray for wisdom. God will hear and answer that prayer.
Communion with God
When believers partake of the bread and the wine (or grape juice, as in our church), we are in union with God as the Apostle Paul writes, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ” (1st Cor 10:16), because “there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1st Cor 10:17). How important is the Lord’s Supper or Communion? Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:53-54).
The Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, is so right that we can never pray too often because we need daily communication with God for our daily bread, for godly wisdom, and to be in communion with the Lord, therefore, prayer can never be in excess.