If we deny, banalize, minimize or do not take the devil’s figure seriously then he will definitely have defeated us! His greatest triumph is that humanity believes that he doesn’t exist. His personal strategy is always to be hidden, and the thing he most desires is that we do not believe in his existence. He analyzes each one of us, as well as our tendencies to good and evil, and then awakens in us the temptation, taking advantage of our weaknesses. And sincerely I believe that this is one of the most serious problems that affect our current society: we do not give any importance to evil. Appealing to a false concept of personal freedom, a natural tendency to relativize everything is imposed: family, matrimony, pornography, abortion, drugs, violence, euthanasia, etc. This produces a lack of values that makes us more vulnerable from a moral perspective. And in this lack of values is where Satan feels most comfortable.
We should have him present, fear and recognize it as our enemy to defeat him through prayer, invoking the protection of our mother the Virgin Mary, of the Archangel Saint Michael, our guardian angel and a full trust in God.
I transcribe below the powerful prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to protect you from evil and from Satan. I recommend praying it every day:
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our safeguard 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.