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Q.What is the sixth petition?

A. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. That is: In ourselves we are so weak that we cannot stand even for a moment.1 Moreover, our sworn enemies – the devil,2the world,3and our own flesh4 do not cease to attack us. Will You, therefore, uphold and strengthen us by the power of Your Holy Spirit, so that in this spiritual war5 we may not go down to defeat, but always firmly resist our enemies, until we finally obtain the complete victory.6


Q.How do you conclude your prayer?

A. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. That is: All this we ask of You because, as our King, having power over all things, You are both willing and able to give us all that is good,1 and because not we but Your holy name should so receive all glory for ever.2


Q.What does the word Amen mean?

A. Amen means: It is true and certain. For God has much more certainly heard my prayer than I feel in my heart that I desire this of Him.1

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