Discernment of Spirits Rule 12: Strength of Enemy vs Power of Prayer

The Strength of the Enemy vs the Power of Prayer



How strong is the enemy? Today Dan and Melissa discuss strength and weakness when faced with temptation from the enemy and how it relates to the active prayer life and the power of prayer.

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is Saint Teresa of Avila’s advice about the tactics the enemy uses to dissuade those beginning to establish a prayer life?power of prayer
  • Cooperation with God’s grace is essential in establishing a prayer life.
  • Saint Francis de Sales warns us that it is dangerous to receive a gift from God and ignore it.
  • Saint Thérèse of Lisieux says that “A soul in the state of grace has nothing to fear from demons, who are cowards, capable of fleeing before the gaze of a little child.”
  • Saint Ignatius suggests that we must be strong against the attacks of the enemy and resist temptations.


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