James 4:7-8 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
Look here it tells us that if we resist the devil he will flee from us!! How much easier life is when the devil is not whispering in our brain all the time!! When we draw close to God, God will come close to us. That is why when we don't know what to say, if we just praise God and thank Him, He will come close to us and take care of us!! The great thing is we can resist the devil by drawing close to God!! We just have to preform one action and accomplish two things!!!
So often I get in a place in my life where I just don't know what to pray...where I can't find the words... where the verses that I have learned just won't come to mind...I have learned in those times to praise God and to thank Him for all He has done for me...then I feel His presence. In fact it is those times that I often feel His presence the most.