O Glorious Trinity, Source of all Being, we beg You to come to the aid of Your suffering Church, the Eternal Bride of the Second Person.
Holy Mother Church is assailed from every side and even from within by the forces of evil seeking Her destruction.
Grant us the grace, wisdom, knowledge and strength to resist the attacks. Inflame in us the gifts of the Third Person given to us in the sacrament of confirmation.
Preserve us as warriors of the Church Militant in a perpetual state of sanctifying grace so that our wills may be conformed to yours.
Holy and Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, come and protect your children. Assist us in resisting all manner of evil that so afflict your children.
Saint Peter and St. James as Holy Apostles, you each instruct us through your writings, inspired by the Third Person, to resist the devil. (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7)
We hereby dedicate ourselves to this holy instruction, to resist the devil — inside ourselves primarily, and wherever we encounter the demon exterior to our souls — most especially coiled up in the Church.
We make this prayer with complete confidence in the Divine Providence, fully confident that all evil is permitted by You to show forth a greater glory and bring about a greater good.
The Church Militant unites our prayers and efforts as always with the Church Suffering and Church Triumphant as we look forward to being united in eternity in continual glory with You, Holy Trinity.
Resistance is a group formed by Church Militant and St. Michael’s Media to help Catholics respond to their baptismal call and obligation to increase in personal holiness while at the same time combating the heresies and abuses that have infiltrated the Church.
"Stay sober and alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, solid in your faith." (1 Peter 5:8–9a)
"It is indeed by battles against Hell and by resistance to temptations that we give God proofs of our love." ~St. John Vianney
"So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7)