I would very much appreciate your prayers for a friend of mine. I met her at work and we hit it off immedietly when we had a conversation about God. As we got to know each other, she told me more and more stuff that has happened in her life that made me very concerned. One day she walked up to me and said very boldly, "Jenna, I have demons in me and so does my son, can you help me?" This took me very off guard, and I didn't know how to respond other than to say, "I'll try." So we went out for ice cream and she spilled her story. After hearing it, I have no doubt she is terrorized by demons. In this womans 43 years, she has had 4 abortions, 3 divorces, been a prostitute, been raped multiple times and has been addicted to heroine and a couple other drugs. She has straightened up her life in the past few years. She now attends a Protestant church.
After hearing her story, I felt very overwhelmed. The only thing I knew to do was pray for her, and advise her to meet with a Priest. Her Protestant pastor does not want to admit there is anything demonic going on in her life. She says that often times at night she will see them, the same ones over and over again since she was a young child. She said she also hears them from time to time.
She is living a clean life now, but her past is causing chaos in her life. The craziest, most bizzare things happen to her on a daily basis. She doesn't know what peace is, she is constantly battling some crisis.
She loved the idea of meeting with my Priest, and she was set on doing it. I gave her his contact info, and after two weeks she still hadn't called him. She said that every time she would decide to call a full blown anxiety attack would come on, and she would end up having a terrible mental and psychological breakdown. I told her that this was probably the Devil making sure she didn't talk to a Priest. A couple times when she tried to call she said her hand would freeze up to where she couldn't move it. So I talked to my Priest and asked him what I should do, and he said pray of course, and ask her if she would accept the sacramentals her gave me for her. Blessed medals and oil, and holy water. She uses the sacramentals, and they have helped a little but she's still in the pit. As of late she has tried to make contact with my Priest and it hasn't worked. Somehow schedules never line up, she flakes out, or she is mentally or physically incapable of trying to make contact with him. I have tried to set up meetings, and everytime some crisis happens to where it does not work out. I don't know what else to do, other than pray.
On the bright side:
I invited her to my confirmation last week and she came. She met my Priest, but a meeting was not arranged. Father had to leave right afterwards, and she showed up right before the event. None the less, I see this a good thing, her meeting Father at least.
I have had much dialogue with her about the Blessed Virgin Mary, and she says she prays to her frequently, and it helps her anxiety. She has asked me to teach her how to pray the Rosary, so we will do that this week. Probably tomorrow.
She is very interested in joining the church.
Please, please pray that we can get her into a meeting with Father. The opposition she has received indicates to me that the devil does NOT want the Priest to help her with her demonic oppression.
Also, if you could say a quick prayer for me, I would be very appreciative. This experience has left me quite horrified.