But Deliver us from Evil
Other translations say, “The Evil One.” Who is the adversary of our soul, our whole being? Satan. The Christian in persecution calls upon the Lord, “Deliver us.” Evil is in the world, the adversary, Satan goes about consuming, seeking the ruin of souls. Satan is the beast rising from the sea as described in Revelation. Evil is a presence, a presence that is seen in war, in selfishness, in greed, in sex trafficking, many places, but also in the despair and secularism permeating the world, making God a fiction, to live as one wishes to live. Evils exist, yes, but who is the orchestrator of such evil? In the face of Evil (the Evil One), we lose our self, we lose the Good who is God. We ask the Lord to deliver us so that we may not lose the Good, God. In this same petition we ask for God’s Kingdom to consume the fallen kingdoms on earth. That God will be all in all. That we turn our gaze toward the living God.