Lent is a battlefield, where we follow Jesus into the desert to carry out a spiritual war against the temptations of the devil. It’s not easy and opens us up to spiritual attacks that try to take us away from the practice of our faith.

As we have entered into the season of Lent, it’s most appropriate to put on the armor of God and ask for divine protection in this season. The saints and angels that surround us are ready to come to our help and shield us from the buffets of this world.

Below is a traditional prayer that can be prayed for this intention.

Defend us, we ask Thee, O Lord, from all dangers of mind and body. And through the intercession of the blessed and glorious Mary, ever Virgin, Mother of God, of St. Joseph, of Thy Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy loving kindness grant us safety and peace; that, all adversities and errors being overcome, and that Thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom. Amen.

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