Catechism of the Catholic Church

Christian Prayer 687 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 Christ. 175 A rticle 4 THE FINAL DOXOLOGY 2855 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. 176 The ruler of this world has mendaciously attributed to himself the three titles of kingship, power, and glory. 177 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 in all. 178 2856 “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.” 179 IN BRIEF 2857 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. 175 Roman Missal, 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. 176 Cf. Rev 1:6; 4:11; 5:13. 177 Cf. Lk 4:5-6. 178 1 Cor 15:24-28. 179 St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catech. myst. 5, 18: PG 33, 1124; cf. Lk 1:3 1041 2760 1061-1065