The Lord’s Prayer

Have you noticed that the Lord’s Prayer says “us” and not “me”?

Our Father in heaven… Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:9, 11-13)

Just a few weeks ago, I came across these words:

You cannot pray the Lord’s Prayer
And even once say “I.”
You cannot say the Lord’s Prayer
And even once say “My.”
Nor can you pray the Lord’s Prayer
And not pray for another,
For when you ask for daily bread
You must include your brother.
For others are included
in each and every plea—
From the beginning to the end of it
It never once says “Me!”  [1]

 [1] Spiros Zodhiates, The Lord’s Prayer.