“Leave at the door of the place where you are going to converse with God all extraneous thoughts, saying, with St. Bernard, “O my thoughts, wait here. After prayer we shall speak about other matters.” -St. Alphonsus Liguori
For Reflection: How can the strategy offered by St. Alphonsus Liguori help me as I enter into prayer? In what practical ways can I change my environment to make sure I can leave my thoughts “at the door of the place” where I pray?
Padre Pio's Spiritual Direction for Every Day
January 12 page 8
Remember that if a demon is causing an uproar, it is a sign that he is still on the outside and not on the inside of you. What we need to be terrified about is a demon that is at peace and has harmony with a human soul...You need to defend yourselves by sending the devil away and scorning his malignant insinuations.