A: In the Fourth Petition we beg of God all that is daily necessary for soul and body.
A: For our soul we ask of God the sustenance of our spiritual life, that is, we pray the Lord to give us His grace of which we stand in continual need.
A: The life of the soul is nourished principally by the food of the word of God and by the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
A: For the body we ask all that is necessary for the sustainment of our temporal life.
A: We say: Give us this day our daily bread, rather than: Give us bread this day, to exclude all desire of what is another's; and hence we beg the Lord to help us in acquiring just and lawful gains, so that we may procure our maintenance by our own toil And without theft or fraud.
A: We say: Give us, rather than, Give me, to remind us that as everything comes from God, so if He gives us His gifts in abundance, He does it in order that we may share what we do not need with the poor.
A: We add, Daily, because we should desire that which is necessary to life, and not an abundance of food and other goods of the earth.
A: The word Daily signifies that we should not be too solicitous regarding the future, but that we should simply ask what we need at present.