“But deliver us from the evil”
Meditation 3: “Us”
The word “us” has been studied throughout the Lord’s Prayer. Again here it is used to remind us that deliverance is not individualistic. It is first corporate. Jesus is washing the church to be His bride (Eph 5:25-27) and this bride is made up of many members (1 Cor 12:12-13; Eph 4:4).
The example of Israel was purchasing of a people (1 Pet 2:9). But that doesn’t mean that God is not concerned with individuals. Christ died to redeem a church that is made of individual people. So deliverance is both for “me” and “us”. This is how we should pray.