Q . 117. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A. In the sixth petition, which is, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.