For what do we pray in the Third Petition?

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Because the evil will of the devil, the world and our flesh resists God’s good and gracious will, we pray in the Third Petition, that God would break that evil will or turn it to our good, and would strengthen us, so that we could endure and remain in faith unto the end.

1 Pet. 5:8-9: Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

1 Joh. 2:15-17: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

2 Thess. 3:3: But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Gen. 50:20: Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.