The gospel of Matthew, the first book of the New Testament presents Jesus as the King. Because of the Kingdom, there is much struggle between the Lord Jesus Christ as the King, and the king (lower case ‘k’) of this world (Satan and his little defeated angels). When one considers prayer in this book, it is Kingdom prayer to bring in God’s Kingdom. After all, God created the earth and also owns it. See Psalms 2:1 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, [saying,] 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. He (God) Laughs! Well, how can a created being (kings of the earth) stand again the creator, eventually the creator will win. Look at the end of the Bible, where Satan, the anti-Christ and the false prophet all find their place in the lake of fire, and not in heaven. p.s. don’t follow the devil to that place.
So when we pray against evil, like it says at the end of the Lord’s prayer “deliver us from evil” expect a little opposition, but eventually God, the creator and owner of the universe will win. Just stay on His side.