of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Battle Ready!

Battle Ready!

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Thursday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Battle Ready!

The Evil One has me so confused that I say the Rosary with my lips, but not as I usually do. Instead, I keep repeating, “I believe in you, O miraculous Virgin.” I only say this with my lips, but my mind and my heart refuse to accept it. I want to cry for not being able to believe. The Evil One insists that this is my interpretation. With all my strength, I resist his intrusions.  (Elizabeth) (September 7-8, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Brothers and sisters:
Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens.
Therefore, put on the armor of God,
that you may be able to resist on the evil day (Ephesians 6)

Prayer Meditation: Lord, every day is a battle! We fight not flesh and blood but the enemy of our souls! Lord may we do a daily wardrobe check- helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, belt of truth, shoes of peace, shield of faith to fight off the darts of the enemy, and the sword of the Spirit which is Your Word spoken out loud! Train our hands for battle Lord (Psalm 144)- and may our hands hold firmly to the Holy Rosary, the weapon for our times!