In the two versions of the Our Father in scripture (Matthew 6 and Luke 11), the version in Luke is preceded by some words that are extremely interesting…
*"1 He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, **“Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” *2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread 4 and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.”
What does it mean that Jesus taught his disciples to pray “just as John taught his disciples?” Does that mean he used a similar style and form of prayer as Jesus? Or that John was the first to use the term “Father” for God? Or that he actually used the Our Father? Any clues or historical exegesis would be welcome!