“But deliver us from the evil one”

The plea "But deliver us from the evil one" expresses the wish that God may deliver us from tribulations that lead to sin. Furthermore, the evil from which we ask God to deliver us consists of everything that emanates from Satan. Ultimately this is a plea for final liberation from the evil one himself.


Through His sacrifice, Christ made redemption possible. In the Son of God we have "redemption ..., the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1: 14). Redemption is an ongoing process, which ultimately leads to perfect liberty from all of Satan's claims. Only then will our redemption be complete.