Q. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires to God, for things agreeable to His will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of His mercies. (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q.98)
Q. What do we pray for in the fourth petition?
A. In the fourth petition, which is, “Give us this day our daily bread”, we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy His blessing with them. (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 104)
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