Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God – Second Letter

Difference between himself and others ─ Faith alone consistently and persistently ─ Deprecates this state being considered a delusion. Not finding my manner of life described in books, although I have no problem with that, yet, for reassurance, I would appreciate your thoughts about it. In conversation some days ago a devout person told me […]

Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God – Fourth Conversation

The manner of going to God ─ Hearty renunciation ─ Prayer and praise prevent discouragement ─ Sanctification in common business ─ Prayer and the presence of God ─ The whole substance of religion ─ Self-estimation ─ Further personal experience. Brother Lawrence spoke with great openness of heart concerning his manner of going to God whereof […]

Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God – Second Conversation

Love the motive of all. Once in fear, now in joy. Diligence and love. Simplicity the key to Divine assistance. Business abroad as at home. times of prayer and self-mortification not essential for the practice. All scruples brought to God. Brother Lawrence told me he had always been governed by love without selfish views. Since […]