Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Arouse Christ with your prayers

From Gerhard's Sacred Meditations, pages 154-55:

Finally, in prayer, you have the greatest source of help against your temptations.  As the little vessel of your soul is being overwhelmed with the waves of temptation, arouse Christ with your prayers.  Our visible foes we subdue by striking and slaying them; but this invisible enemy of our souls we conquer by pouring out our prayers to God..