In a special message from Medjugorje to the faithful on July 18, 1985, Our Lady offered an important lesson. She said:
“Dear children! Today I call you to place more blessed objects in your homes and that everyone put some blessed objects on their person. Bless all the objects and thus Satan will attack you less because you will have armor against him. Thank you for having responded to my call. Visionary Mirjana also talked about the importance of blessed objects in the home and how they can protect against the devil.
Question to Mirjana: “This behavior of people – they’re under the influence of the devil. But the devil does not have to be in them?
Mirjana Dragicevic: No, no. The devil is not in them, but they’re under the influence of the devil, although he enters into some of them.
To prevent this, at least to some extent, the Madonna said we need communal prayer, family prayer. She stressed the need for family prayer most of all. Also, every family should have at least one sacred object in the house. Our Lady has spoken of value of blessed objects in the home. She implores us to put on the armor.
In a message dated August 8, 1985, Our Lady said:
“Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against Satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him! Thank you for having responded to my call.