“This, then is how you should pray”
Meditation 2: “You” is Personal
Throughout this prayer the corporate nature of the Jesus’ teaching is primary. And yet this teaching is not “for others” but principally for “us” in an individualistic sense! It was given directly to you and me. It is a prayer meant for you and me. And it is meant to be a prayer that incorporates others.
So this prayer is personally given to us. And we are to personally pray it for others. This union with Christ and other members of the church is appropriate for a healthy body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12-14). This prayer is given directly to us to be prayer over people directly in our path. This is why the Lord said “this then is how you should pray.”