|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|Constant protection by wearing a medal||Micha||Friday, January 25, 2008|
Hi Brother Ignatius Mary,
For months and months, I have had a problem at night while I get up for a few minutes. When I go back to bed, I have strange sensations in my legs and I can't go back to sleep. It is not restless leg syndrom because my legs don't move by themselves. It is something happening inside.
I use the term waves as I cannot really describe it. I used to massage them for 20 or 30 minutes and they would calm down and I would go back to sleep.
The 6th night (it was last night): same good result.
Here is my question: if I could protect myself with prayers or visualization, I could protect me much better by wearing constantly a medal ( I would choose St Benedict medal). Are people wearing medal totally protected? I know that we need also prayers, confession, mass, communion, good deeds etc.
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM
It is not likely that demons are entering your legs when you walk at night. The most likely reason for your experience is medical. DO NOT diagnose yourself, you are not qualified to do that. You are not qualified to say that this is not restless leg syndrome or any other condition. You are also not qualified to may a demonological diagnosis. I would advise talking to your doctor about this.
As far as medals and prayers. Blessed medals and prayers are not magick that we can evoke and all will be well. Medals are a symbol of our faith, prayers are petitions to God. Demons will sometimes stay away from symbols of our faith, othertimes they don't. God sometimes protects us from attack and other times permits it according to His will and what is best for us.
Oftentimes we are attacked regardless of our faith and prayers because of things we have done or not done, our sins of commission or omission. Or, there may be things in our lives that allow the demons to hang-on to us, bondages and attachments.
There are many possible explanations.
But, in your case, based on what you are describing, I think the best thing for you to do is to seek medical advice. I say this even though you had success in praying for this to go away. That could have been a placebo effect (psychological). Before jumping to conclusions about a demonic explanation, we need to eliminate the medical possibilities,especially since there are several medical explanations for what you are describing.
For information on how to receive help see our Help page. We suggest that before contacting us directly for help you try the Seven Steps to Self-Deliverance. These self-help steps will often resolve the problem. Also our Spiritual Warfare Prayer Catalog contains many prayers that may be helpful. If needed you can ask for a Personal Consultation.