As some may know, I was raised Catholic, converted to Protestantism, have family members who are Jewish, have close friends who are Muslim, Hindu and Pagan and became an Interfaith Minister. So, when the question was asked, "Why do Catholics not say the last part of the Our Father?" I jumped at finding out the answer.
The Our Father, as most people know it, is a prayer given to us, according to scripture, by Jesus. Scholars disagree with the interpretation of the prayer, as well as the translation. However, most modern translations show Jesus giving these words to the disciples.
Matthew (6:9-13) writes:
9 “Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 ‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread.
12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours i…