Deliver us from the evil one

“Deliver or preserve us from the Evil One, or the Malicious One; and it looks as if He were speaking of the devil, as though He would comprehend everything in one, so that the entire substance of [...]

God tempts no one, but uses temptation to drive us to prayer.

"Therefore we Christians must be armed and daily expect to be incessantly attacked, in order that no one may go on in security and heedlessly, as though the devil were far from us, but at all [...]

Feeling temptation is not the same as yielding.

"But such feeling, as long as it is against our will and we would rather be rid of it, can harm no one. For if we did not feel it, it could not be called a temptation. But to consent thereto is [...]

We’re all tempted, just not in the same ways

Everyone experiences temptation, though not all in the same manner. It's easy to understand people who sin like you sin. It's harder to have compassion on those who experience different [...]

Lead us not into temptation – this is not a fair fight

We pray "lead us not into temptation" because the odds are stacked against us, and nobody could avoid or resist temptation on our own, but this is not a fair fight. God fights for us, and lets [...]

Lead us not into temptation, and remind us that it’s there.

God teaches us to pray to remind us that our life as Christians isn't an ever upward climb of improvement, and it isn't a sin that grace may abound, but a constant return to God in the face of [...]

To pray confidently is to pray forgiven.

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…as we forgive those who trespass against us?

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