“And lead us not into temptation”
Meditation 3: “Us”
Even in the beauty of God’s promises for deliverance we are reminded that this portion of the prayer is communal and not individualistic. The entirety of the Lord’s Prayer is most wholly meant for God’s church and chosen people (Matt 6:9).
We are to pray for this same deliverance from temptation for the entirety of the church. We are to start within our homes, into our church, throughout our denominations and eventually expanding to the church universal which is the true bride of Christ. This is how we are taught to pray.