[The demons] act cunningly in order to do us harm by means of thoughts and worries about particular persons, imagining conversations with them--sometimes with friends, sometimes with enemies--in order to exchange our love of God for love of men. The result is that, instead of praying for our enemies, as we are bidden, we acquire hatred for those who have grieved us, and so our prayer becomes the cause of anger.
Set off on the path of prayer with confidence, then swiftly and speedily will you reach the place of peace, which is your stronghold against the place of fear.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Prayer drives out Satan's attempts at anger and fear
Its amazing to realize that Christian wisdom has existed for centuries now. Here is a quote from Evagrius, a Syrian Christian Historian from the 590's: