All tagged Lord's Prayer

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).

Enjoying the blessing of God’s deliverance from temptation is only heightened by a better understanding of temptation. James’ point is that temptation is within ourselves (Jam 1:13-14). Man’s thoughts are perpetually evil (Gen 6:5; 8:21). We are continually in a state of overwhelming temptation when we depart from the grace of God.

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.

This is the blessing of being found in God, He promises us things we do not deserve and then instructs us to pray in fulfillment of this promise. Instead of being a request that instills fear, this request of God is meant to bring hope. Those who pray in Christ’s name for His promises will receive them (John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-26).