1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand. Therefore, be serious and sober for prayers.
1 Peter 5:8 Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith.
I had a dream that I was walking down a corridor in a hotel. A man I did not know was following behind. I felt uncomfortable because I was inappropriately dressed to be out in public and tried to cover myself, but it was a bit obvious. We came to a doorway in the hallway and he passed me, giving me a mocking sneer, but he did me no harm. I got to my room and saw that I had left the door open. To my horror, there was the man rifling through my valuables. I attacked him and managed to gouge his hand with my keys. However, I could not stop him so I went for help. When I came back he had someone with him helping to go through my valuables.
I don’t remember any more of the dream but I felt this dream was a warning to be “sober and alert”. My inappropriate dress was perhaps a warning to confess often. My door left open was a warning to take better care of my valuables, namely those I love, and to not be neglectful in my prayer life. My defenses were inadequate and because of that I allowed even more harm to come to my loved ones. Instead of engaging directly with the enemy, I should have taken more care to make sure the door was closed and locked in the first place, a warning to make sure to post a spiritual sentry in front of the doors of all my loved ones. This dream is a warning to “watch and pray”. The prowler never sleeps.
Lord Jesus, I entrust myself, my loved ones, and all in my spiritual territory to the Flame of Love and invoke all guardian angels to act as sentries for those in their charge, to keep us all safe and alert in these perilous times. Jesus I trust in you! Save souls!