Lord God Almighty, deliver us from evil.

King of heaven, deliver us from evil.

Ruler of all, deliver us from evil.

Deliver us from doing evil, from the evil that “lies close at hand.” Let the righteousness of Christ triumph over the wretchedness of our all-too-human hearts.

Deliver us from evil men and women, from evil affections, companions, and neighbors. Deliver us from dangers near and far, from liars, gossips, and thieves. From malpractice and injustice. From bad bosses and bad employees. From addictions and obsessions. Deliver us from every trick and technique of our enemy, the devil, who “prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

Deliver also those around us who need deliverance from evil. Deliver our suffering family and friends. Deliver those affected by crime or corruption, those who have been hurt or made homeless by earthquakes, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Deliver from joblessness, poverty, hunger, and disease.

Deliver us from evil, in Jesus’ name, amen. 

(from The Red Letter Prayer Life, pp. 170-171)

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