“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Peter 5:8-9

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Stay alert!

Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.

He prowls around like a roaring lion,

looking for someone to devour.

Stand firm against him,

and be strong in your faith.

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– 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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We are urged

to be sober and clear-headed,

because it puts us on guard against the evil one.

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There is always need to be watchful

against the assaults of the devil

– that liar, detractor and tempter,

who will pounce on us if we lower our guard.

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If we are strong in faith;

if we adhere to our Christian principles;

if we truly love God above all,

above ourselves,

above everything else;

then we shall be able to resist the attacks of the devil..

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QUOTE…

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“He (the devil) moves round each one of us,

like an enemy who has us surrounded and is checking the walls

to see if there is some weak, unsecured part, where he can get in.”

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– St. Cyprian

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PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings,

You have power over life and death.

You know even things that are uncertain and obscure,

and my very thoughts and feelings are not hidden from You.

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Cleanse me from my secret faults

– I have done wrong and You saw it.

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You know how weak I am,

both in soul and in body.

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Give me strength, O Lord, in my weakness

and sustain me in my sufferings.

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Grant me a prudent judgment, dear Lord,

and let me always be mindful of Your blessings.

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Let me retain, until the end,

Your loving and protecting grace.
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Amen.

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[from a prayer for strength in weakness by St. Ephrem of Syria]

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