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« Reply #442 on: October 08, 2014, 03:46:05 AM »

For me, repeated, quick, and short vocal prayer helps with that, esp. if it's provoked by the devils.

'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help us.' 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect us.' 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph, save souls.'

As long as the Holy Names hang in the air the devils are chased away.

They tend to swiftly return however, and so 'repeated'.

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« Reply #443 on: October 08, 2014, 03:49:20 AM »

Yes it is reassuring! Temptation can be so discouraging! So these quotes are very helpful for overcome such and bearing it with Christ hopefully.
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« Reply #444 on: October 08, 2014, 04:52:09 AM »

For me, repeated, quick, and short vocal prayer helps with that, esp. if it's provoked by the devils.

'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, help us.' 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, protect us.' 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph, save souls.'

As long as the Holy Names hang in the air the devils are chased away.

They tend to swiftly return however, and so 'repeated'.



A real torment. Whenever I am praying, out of nowhere bad thoughts disturb my concentration. It is so much that at one point I almost despaired of praying; then I realized this is a spiritual fight. Now I try not to panic but turn to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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« Reply #445 on: October 08, 2014, 04:58:24 AM »

Yes I have the same difficulty odhiambo. Do not despair! With work and grace one can still pray. Bear it for the Lord's sake!
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« Reply #446 on: October 08, 2014, 05:12:50 AM »

I will try to post some saints' quotes on this subject, besides those just posted. Keep in good spirits! Bear it for the Lord's sake!

And pray short vocal prayers!

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« Reply #447 on: October 08, 2014, 05:14:54 AM »

'When the devil suggests discouraging thoughts, we must seek help in the remembrance of the blessings, without number, that we have received from God.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola

'Just as I will not save myself by the good works of the angels, likewise I will not be condemned for the bad and wicked thoughts which the bad angels, the world, and the flesh present to me.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola


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« Reply #448 on: October 08, 2014, 12:17:18 PM »

'Just as I will not save myself by the good works of the angels, likewise I will not be condemned for the bad and wicked thoughts which the bad angels, the world, and the flesh present to me.'
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Shin, you have no idea what a relief this post is to me! The Lord has just used you to help me.
Thanks!
What would we do without our blessed saints?
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« Reply #449 on: October 08, 2014, 04:26:10 PM »

 Cheesy

'There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer.'

St. Philip Neri
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« Reply #450 on: October 09, 2014, 02:38:07 AM »

Prayer
A soul arms itself by prayer for all kinds of combat.
In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray.
A soul which is pure and beautiful must pray, or else it will lose its beauty;
a soul which is striving after this purity must pray, or else it will never attain it;
 a soul which is newly converted must pray, or else it will fall again;
a sinful soul, plunged in sins, must pray so that it might rise again.
There is no soul which is not bound to pray, for every single grace comes to the soul through prayer.
St. Faustina
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St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #451 on: October 12, 2014, 09:40:54 AM »

'Satan. . . tries to introduce impurity by almost insensible degrees.'

St. Francis de Sales
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« Reply #452 on: October 14, 2014, 07:25:45 AM »

"We are all frail but see you think no one more frail than yourself"

The Imitation of Christ
by Thomas a Kempis
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St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #453 on: October 16, 2014, 11:51:56 AM »

'If the criminal will not keep his gains for ever and his victim will not always suffer want, "surely man passes like a shadow and troubles himself in vain" (Ps. 39:6. LXX).'

St. Mark the Ascetic
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« Reply #454 on: October 17, 2014, 02:22:54 AM »

" Open not your heart to every man"
Sirach 8: 19
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
'If men but knew Thee, O my God!'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #455 on: October 17, 2014, 02:39:08 AM »

Prudence!
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« Reply #456 on: October 18, 2014, 08:26:14 AM »

'The good pleasure of God, if we truly love it, ought to be preferred by us to the acquisition of all riches, of the loftiest glory, of all the delights of earth, and even of Paradise itself; for it is certain that all the blessed, if they were to know that it would please God more that they should burn in hell, one and all, even the Mother of God among them, would cast themselves into that abyss of flames, and suffer eternally in order to give greater pleasure to God.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
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« Reply #457 on: October 20, 2014, 03:22:14 AM »

'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by an humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'

- St. Ignatius of Loyola
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« Reply #458 on: October 21, 2014, 02:45:57 AM »

"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him"

Saint Teresa of Avila

I am happy I came across this quote of Saint Teresa of Avila
We are not to fear the devil. We fight him by talking of and with God.
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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
'If men but knew Thee, O my God!'
St. Ignatius of Loyola
“Late have I loved Thee,
 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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