The request is for God not to lead us into temptation. Although God does not tempt, that does not prohibit Him from leading someone into temptation. He did so with Jesus when the Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted.Ironman wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:26 pmWe know from James 1:13 that God does not tempt us to sin. If God did tempt us to sin, He would be acting contrary to His holy nature, against His desire for us to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:16), and against all other commandments in Scripture that tell us to avoid sin and flee temptation. In the Lord’s model prayer (Matthew 6:9–13), Jesus says, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (verse 13). The inclusion of a request for God not to lead us into temptation teaches us that avoiding temptation should be one of the primary concerns of the Christian life.
If God does not lead into temptation, then this part of the prayer has been said in vain for millennia.