Watch your back

Man, he is slick.  Sly. Cunning.  Smooth.  As soon as I think I am good, I find myself down a slippery slope, not even knowing when I lost my footing.

Stand firm against the tactic of the devil.  Guard us in the battle.

So I cannot let my guard down?

But just saying that can be exhausting.  So what I am supposed to do?

Who can watch my back for me?

Do I always have to be on guard?

Talk about stressful.

So what is the answer?

I understand we are in a battle, but holy cow, to always be looking around is too much.  I’ve actually lived my life like that for a L-O-N-G time; checking out closets in an empty house to make sure no one was going to pop out and attack me, watching EVERYONE in a restaurant to make sure I knew everyone’s story so I can protect my space, not letting myself receive.  I finally have been able to relax and trust, but crap, if I have to be aware of the cunning evil one ALL THE TIME, THAT IS JUST TOO MUCH.

I seriously don’t know the answer.  It was not a hypothetical question.

Who’s got my back?

St. Michael?  We ask him to defend us in battle.  The prayer I pray goes like this:  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil . May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

So is that it?  I am not utilizing all the resources that God has given me?  Jesus called on legions of angels.  I for sure have one guardian angel assigned to me and according to the author of Angels in my Hair, Lorna Byrne, there are tons of unoccupied angels just waiting to be asked to help us.

So that is my answer, for now anyway.  Call upon the angels to guard for me so I don’t have to stress.

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Thanks Michael

and my special one.

And the rest!

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