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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.

A few days ago, I had the idea to say a deliverance prayer the whole time I got up and, surprise, when I went back to bed, I had no problems with my legs.

The following night: same thing. The third night: same good result.

Unfortunately the 4th night, my prayer had no effect.

The 5th night, I thought that, if the prayer does not protect me, the Holy Spirit will and the Cross too. So I imagined the Holy Spirit as a dove above me and the cross in my heart. When I came back to bed: no problem with my legs.

The 6th night (it was last night): same good result.

I believe that the proof is there and that it is demons entering my legs when I walk at night. This is a total surprise for me. I am certainely more surprised than you are.

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.

Thank you,

Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM

Dear Micha:

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.

God Bless,
Bro. Ignatius Mary




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