Q. What does the sixth request mean?
A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” means,
by ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.
And our sworn enemies—the devil, the world, and our own flesh-
never stop attacking us.
And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit,
so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle,
but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.
Q. What does the fifth request mean?
A. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors means,
Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are,
any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us.
Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us,
to forgive our neighbors.
Lord’s Day 50 (Q & A 125)
Q. What does the fourth request mean?
A. “Give us today our daily bread” means:
Do take care of all our physical needs
so that we come to know
that you are the only source of everything good,
and that neither our work and worry nor your gifts
can do us any good without your blessing.
And so help us to give up our trust in creatures
and to put trust in you alone.
Message: “Praying from within the Breadbasket”
Lord’s Day 49
Q. What does the third request mean?
A. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven means,
Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will
without any back talk. Your will alone is good.
Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to,
as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.