Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant
peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may
always be free from sin and safe from all distress, as we
await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus
THE FINAL DOXOLOGY
The final doxology, “For the kingdom, the power and the
glory are yours, now and for ever,” takes up again, by inclusion, the
first three petitions to our Father: the glorification of his name, the
coming of his reign, and the power of his saving will. But these
prayers are now proclaimed as adoration and thanksgiving, as in
the liturgy of heaven.
The ruler of this world has mendaciously
attributed to himself the three titles of kingship, power, and
Christ, the Lord, restores them to his Father and our Father,
until he hands over the kingdom to him when the mystery of sal-
vation will be brought to its completion and God will be all
“Then, after the prayer is over you say ‘Amen,’ which
means ‘So be it,’ thus ratifying with our ‘Amen’ what is contained
in the prayer that God has taught us.”
In the Our Father, the object of the first three petitions
is the glory of the Father: the sanctification of his name,
the coming of the kingdom, and the fulfillment of his
will. The four others present our wants to him: they
ask that our lives be nourished, healed of sin, and
made victorious in the struggle of good over evil.
Embolism after the Lord’s Prayer, 125:
Libera nos, quæsumus,
Domine, ab omnibus malis, da propitius pacem in diebus nostris, ut, ope
misericordiæ tuæ adiuti, et a peccato simus semper liberi, et ab omni perturbatione
securi: expectantes beatam spem et adventum Salvatoris nostri Iesu Christi.
1:6; 4:11; 5:13.
179 St. Cyril of Jerusalem,
5, 18: PG 33, 1124; cf.