St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
This job takes the heart of a warrior. It will also drag you down into an abyss if you’re not paying attention. Vices that begin slowly often turn into snowballs travelling downhill. It is not weak to ask for help. There is no shame in reaching out to another for comfort or solace. “I’ve got your six,” should not just apply to calls. Watch over one another and intervene, if necessary.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.