The Lord’s Prayer | Deliver Us
Jesus always overcomes evil.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Remember This Too:
But deliver us from evil.
What does this mean?
We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in Heaven.
Think About This
The world is a sinful and broken place. Sometimes it can be hard to believe that God is good when there is so much evil, but it also is helpful to realize that evil is exactly why God had to send Jesus. Jesus is God’s solution to evil. Jesus is God going to fight against all the things we hate to see in the world. All the sickness, all the fighting, all the anxiety and depression – Jesus fights against it by giving his life. And he wins!
Share a story with your student about a time in your life you were given something great ( a gift, an opportunity, forgiveness, etc). Brainstorm three ways that your student or whole family can show unfair love like Jesus’ love for us.
What are some ways that God shows us what is good and what is evil? Consider using the 10 commandments as an easy example of knowing the difference between good and evil.
Read 31:6. Ask your kids how these might be words that help when somebody experiences evil or difficulties?
At bed time read Revelation 21:1-4. Ask your kids what parts of that description sounds the most appealing to them.
Additional study: Questions 285-289 in the Explanation of the Small Catechism