There are times when bare necessities can be lacking. I know of some, who are living precariously day by day, making decisions between paying the gas bill so they can continue to have heat, or to put gasoline in their car. I know about these, because every now and then they reach out via internet for prayer.
It humbles me, knowing that I cannot help them financially, even though I would like to. My offering of prayers seem little, but I know that God does continue to provide for his children, as Jesus promises on the sermon on the mount (Matthew 6:25-34):
“…do not worry about your life…Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? … Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.”
Below the relic of the True Cross in my prayer corner, there is a small piece of paper with a prayer written on it:“Lord, I pray and humbly beg you,
in Your goodness please provide
for of all who are scraping by. Give them the daily bread they need for today. Deus Providebit!”