I am at war. Although I may not look like it, trust me I am in a great war that never ceases around me. I fight a battle everyday for the souls in purgatory and the lost souls that fall into hell everyday. The loss of souls is one of the greatest tragedies in the universe. Because God's justice is perfect, lost souls are in hell of their own volition. There is nothing more heartbreaking to realize that this sentence is for all time. Those that are falling into hell right now will still be suffering there 1 million years from now, and 100,000 x 100,000 million years and so on..
Stepping on the battlefield for lost souls is one of the most treacherous things you can do in relation to the status of your own salvation. The reason for this is that you can't do anything for God. You aren't doing God any favors by your prayers, even if 1000 souls where to be released from Purgatory with your prayer, you didn't do it, God did. You just asked that the battle be waged, God is the one that did everything. But in the warriors walk you are at constant risk of the same pride of the demon, thinking that what you may do in prayer is 'needed' by God. I assure you, it is not. Your prayer and supplication is for your brethren and for your advancement in holiness while on the earth. Even your personal holiness should not be for you.