Which is the sixth petition?
Answer. [a] "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"; that is, since we are so weak in ourselves, that we cannot stand [b] a moment; and besides this, since our mortal enemies, [c] the devil, the [d] world, and our own [e] flesh, cease not to assault us, do thou therefore preserve and strength us by the power of the Holy Spirit, that we may not be overcome in this spiritual warfare, [f] but constantly and strenuously may resist our foes, till at last we [g] obtain a complete victory.
How dost thou conclude thy prayer?
Answer. [h] "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever"; that is, all these we ask of thee, because thou, being our King and almighty, art willing and able to [i] give us all good; and all this we pray for, that thereby not we, but thy holy name, [j] may be glorified for ever.
What doth the word "Amen" signify?
Answer. [k] "Amen" signifies, it shall truly and certainly be: for my prayer is more assuredly heard of God, than I feel in my heart that I desire these things of him.
[a]: Mat. 6:13
[b]: Rom. 8:26; Psa. 103:14
[c]: 1Pet. 5:8
[d]: Eph. 6:12; John 15:19; Rom. 7:23; Gal. 5:17
[f]: Mat. 26:41; Mark 13:33
[g]: 1Thes. 3:13; 1Thes. 5:23
[h]: Mat. 6:13
[i]: Rom. 10:12; 2Pet. 2:9
[j]: John 14:13; Psa. 115:1; Phil. 4:20
[k]: 2Cor. 1:20; 2Tim. 2:13