Deliver us from Evil
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
the month of July is dedicated to the most precious Blood of Jesus, the Salvation of the world.
The image of our Lord suffering on the cross, which we have in our homes, which we carry with us and which is the identification of our religious belief, is not only a symbol but our Salvation.
The cross of the Lord on Mount Golgotha is the point of union of mankind to Divine eternity, Jesus on the cross is God’s forgiveness, the remission of our sins, the hope in eternal life with Heavenly Father, and deliverance from evil.
Every day of our life we go into battle against evil, in our realities there is no lack of temptations, clashes and situations in which the tempter does not try to make us mislead in order to be able to chain and bind us to sin.
In fact, if we are bound we cannot be free to follow Jesus, free to make daily decisions under divine light and we are not free to be able to face the many difficulties by drawing on God’s grace.
The ancient invisible enemy in fact knows the value of our soul well because we are precious to God In fact, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. (Joh 3:16).
What are the means of defense against such an insidious danger?
We could say: everything that defends us from sin protects us by this very fact from the invisible enemy. Grace is the decisive defense. Innocence takes on the aspect of fortress.
As Christians we must be militants; vigilant and strong (1 Peter. 5, 8); Jesus teaches us indicating the remedy “in prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29). And the Apostle suggests the main line to follow: “Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome evil in good” (Rom. 12, 21; Matth. 13, 29)…. So being aware of how important we are in God’s plan also makes us firm on our life choices and above all on the direction to follow daily.
In our monthly prayer, we ask the Lord, at the foot of his Holy Cross, to wash our souls with his most precious Blood and to free us from evil!
102 International Prayer Marathon
Deliver us from Evil
28-29-30 July 2021