“The very moment when we set out to pray, whether in our own homes or at a service in church, the evil one begins to shoot darts at our souls. This is especially true during the Divine Liturgy. Our minds seem to constantly wander and we have to bring our thoughts and attention back to the words of the services. This is why some things are repeated. It is why the priest has to remind us ‘Let us attend!’”
(Article in the ‘Veil’ of Protection of the Holy Virgin Monastery in Colorado)