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R. Sibbes wrote in Divine Meditations:

“When we go to God by prayer, the devil knows we go to fetch strength against him, and therefore he opposeth us all he can”

Chip Ingram

“Pray when you feel like praying,” somebody has said. “Pray when you don’t feel like praying. Pray until you do feel like praying.”
― Chip IngramThe Invisible War: What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

by RAY ORTLUND

“Leaving the first kind of fiery darts — enticing and alluring temptations — we now proceed to the second kind, those that fill the Christian with fear.  It is only the power of faith that can quench these fiery darts.

This is Satan’s weapon held in reserve.  When alluring temptations fail, he opens his quiver and shoots these arrows to set the soul on fire, if not with sin then with terror.  When he cannot carry a soul laughing to hell through the deception of pleasurable temptations, he will try to make him go mourning to heaven by this amazing attack.  It is a sure sign that Satan is losing.

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