Be Sober and Vigilant

“Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith.” ~ 1 Peter 5: 8-9a

Every day there is a battle for our souls. On one side is the gentle and loving God whose heart offers everlasting life. On the other side is the Devil whose trident leads us to permanent misery.

Let’s be sober and vigilant through prayer; God’s saving shield. Let’s ask God for mercy that His presence is always with us; that He protects us from the snares of the devil; that He helps us to become servants of faith, hope, and love. If we do not, we will be defenseless against lust, greed, and jealousy, thus becoming an easy prey to be devoured.

May the Holy Spirit guide us, enlighten us, and protect us on this day.

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