01 July 2020

Catechesis: 7th Petition

In the Greek text this petition reads, "Deliver or preserve us from the Evil one." (LC III:113)

But there is included in this petition whatever evil may happen to us under the devil's kingdom: poverty, shame, death, and, in short, all the agonizing misery and heartache of which there is such an unnumbered multitude on the earth. (LC III:115)

You see again how God wishes for us to pray to Him also for all the things that affect the bodily interests, so that we seek and expect help nowhere else except in Him. (LC III:117)

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