This series of poems exploring the Lord’s Prayer has been a valuable devotional exercise for me – I hope it has been for you too. If you want to recap any of these, simply go to “Categories” on the bottom of the right sidebar of this page and scroll down to “Praying the Lord’s Prayer”. I know I will be reviewing these from time to time.
Now, for this second to last installment – Deliver us from evil. Here, at the end of this prayer, we are praying for deliverance from bodily evil/harm and from the Evil One. On that Last Day, we ask to be saved from this evil world and delivered to God to abide with Him forever. Praise be to God that we have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Deliver me, oh God, from all evil.
Save me from all harm.
Shield me with Your arms.
Satan never tires of his prowl.
He’s always seeking.
As a lion sneaking.
I am not strong enough to fight the fight.
I am very weak.
I am very meek.
Jesus Christ is my victorious king,
He saved me by grace.
My sins he erased.
Oh Lord, show me Your mercy on that Day.
Take me to Your side.
With You to abide.