by St. Nilus of Sora
Learn something from the Scriptures by heart, keeping your mind focused on it. These things impede the demons from making incursions against us. This is also a stratagem of the Holy Fathers.
The Complete Extant Ascetical Works
[in Greek – Thessaloniki: Ekdoseis “Orthodoxos Kypsele,” 1985], pp. 229-230