Jean’s Gospel: Introducing the Lord’s Prayer: Deliver Us From Evil

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  1. Paige says:

    Thank you Jean. Amen.
    As in last weeks verse, I also find it interesting that our Lord instructs us to pray, asking Our Father, for deliverance from evil…. what good father would not do this? Curious.

    I particularly appreciate your last paragraph about the end of life.. to be at peace.

    I love Ps 91. I memorized it while dealing with cancer 8 years ago and it is a
    ‘touch stone’ and mantra of sorts for me. ‘You shall not be afraid”….. and Vs 10

    no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    nor plague come near your tent.

  2. Jean says:

    Hi Paige,

    Thank you for the encouraging comments.

    Jesus does say right before giving us the Lord’s Prayer that “your Father knows what you need before you ask him”, yet He instructs us to pray for these things, which, you’re correct, a good father would do for us.

    In another passage, Jesus said that our Father “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” The difference is that Christians receive God’s blessings from the hand of God as His children.

    I think prayer is how we “abide”, “watch” and “stand” in our relationship with God and in spiritual warfare against the evil one and sin. His help is always there, but are we receiving it? Do we look for it? That is where I find prayer powerful and effective in my life.

    I also love Ps 91. It is amazing!

  3. Michael says:

    It just dawned on me that Jean’s writing reminds me a lot of the way that J.I. Packer writes…that he learned from Calvin.

    “Lucid brevity”…what a gift it is.

  4. Jean says:

    Thank you Michael!

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