The sixth petition is “And lead us not into temptation.” (Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4) Support the podcast here on Buy Me A Coffee (similar to Patreon)

Matthew 6:13

13  And olead us not into temptation,but pdeliver us from qevil.4

John Chrysostom
AD 407

Jesus here calls the devil “the wicked one,” commanding us to wage against him a war that knows no truce. Yet he is not evil by nature, for evil is not something derived from any nature as created but is what has been added to nature by choice. The devil is the prototypically evil one, because of the excess of his evil choices and because he who in no respect was injured by us wages against us an implacable war. Thus we do not pray “deliver us from the wicked ones” in the plural but “from the wicked one.” The Gospel of Matthew, Homily

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