And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Note 34 at Mt 6:13: God is not the source of our temptation (Jas 1:13). Satan is called the tempter (Mt 4:3 and 1Th 3:5). So why did Jesus instruct us to pray that the Father would not lead us into temptation? This is simply a request for guidance so that we can be delivered from evil. The Father would no more lead us into temptation than He would withhold our daily bread. But, as stated in Jas 4:2, "ye have not, because ye ask not." Both "give us...our daily bread" and "lead us not into temptation" are simply requests for what has already been provided for us. This part of prayer serves as a reminder to us of God's promised protection (Ps 91) and gives us an opportunity to release our faith and appropriate what has already been provided.