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Let me, however, explain. Secondly, because, when confession is our duty, God will not fail to make known to us our greatest faults; for then He himself examines; and the soul will feel throubh end of examination more perfectly accomplished, than it could possibly have been by all our own endeavors.

But I now write only for beginners; and shall therefore proceed no farther, but wait our Lord’s time for developing what may be applicable to every state.

No trivia or quizzes yet. O ye dispensers of his grace! I think this is the book I read by Madame Guyon years ago. Actions produced by a divine principle, are divine; but creaturely actions, however good they appear, are only human, or at least virtuous, even when accompanied by grace.

If you are looking for a deeper walk with the Lord, this book is anointed and will help you pull into a fresh anointing of prayer with Him.

Would it not be an unjustifiable cruelty to show a spring to a thirsty man, then bind him so that he could not reach it, and suffer him to die of thirst? The soul certainly enjoys transcendent blessedness, and finds that God is more intimately present to it than it is to itself. It is true they tell guyonn the esperiencing of their creation; but they do not give them sufficient instructions how they may attain it.

The simple and undisguised emotions of love are infinitely more expressive than all language, and all reasoning. Jul 15, Todd B. It may, perhaps, be objected here, that as God never robs man of his free will, he can always resist the divine operations; and that I therefore err in saying God acts absolutely, and without the consent of man.

But what danger can there be in walking in the only true way, which is Jesus Christ, giving ourselves up to Him, fixing our eye continually on Him, placing all our confidence in his grace, and tending with all the strength of our soul to his purest love?

Thus the soul should be equally subservient to the will of that vivifying Spirit which is in it, and scrupulously faithful to follow only as that moves. With a sincere desire, therefore, for your salvation, seek nothing from the unpretending method here proposed, but the love of God, and you shall assuredly obtain it.

If any will thus pursue the little path I have pointed out, it will lead them to infused prayer.


Into this way, then, which is the divine motion, and the spirit of Jesus Christ, we must necessarily enter. Tell others about Jesus like Madame Guyon did: This is the reason why some, not expressing themselves properly, say, that they make no throhgh but it is a mistake, for they were never more truly or nobly praysr they should say, tuyon they did not distinguish their acts, and not that they did not act. The first are adapted to those who have strayed, and who require a distinct exertion, proportioned to the extent of their deviation; if the latter be inconsiderable, an act of the most simple kind is sufficient.

One of my favorite little books about prayer. Be the first to ask a question about Experiencing God Through Prayer.

The fire no longer touches it; and were vuyon to remain an age in the furnace, its spotlessness would not be increased, nor its substance diminished. Such is the scrutiny of Him who suffers no evil to be concealed; and the only way is to turn simply to God, and bear throufh pain and correction He inflicts. Much reading is rather for scholastic subjects, than divine truths; to receive profit from spiritual books, we must read as I have described; and I am certain that if that method were pursued, we should become gradually habituated to prayer by our reading, and more fully disposed for its exercise.

Be patient in prayer, though during your whole lifetime you should do nothing else than wait the return of the Beloved in a spirit of humiliation, abandonment, contentment, and resignation.

According to Scripture, “no man shall see God and live. They should then repeat the Lord’s prayer in their native tongue; pondering a little upon the meaning of the words, and the infinite willingness of that God who dwells within them to become, indeed, “their father.

Come ye famishing souls, who find nought to satisfy you; come, and ye shall be filled! Exprriencing business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now treat, is to lay their whole souls open sxperiencing God, who will not fail to enlighten them, and enable them to see the peculiar nature of their faults.

This is a concise, wise little beginner book on prayer.

Experiencing God Through Prayer : Madame Guyon :

Whoever loves God loves experiiencing that appertains to him. G OD has an attractive virtue which draws the soul more and more powerfully to Himself, and in attracting, He purifies; just as it is with a gross vapor expeeriencing by the sun, which, as it gradually ascends, is rarified and rendered pure; the vapor, indeed, contributes to its ascent only by its passivity; but the soul co-operates freely and voluntarily.

God engages some, for whole years, in the contemplation and enjoyment of a single mystery, the simple view or contemplation of which recollects the soul; let them be faithful to it; but as soon as God is pleased to withdraw this view from the soul, let it freely yield to the deprivation.


The case is similar here; for there is a strong and universal light which absorbs all the little distinct lights of the soul; they grow faint gid disappear under its powerful influence, and self-activity is rpayer no longer distinguishable. We must, then, forsake self, and abandon our souls to God, as well in examination as confession.

To hate sin in this manner, is to hate it as God does. If you do decide to pick up the book, I recommend you take it chapter by chapter and implement the model of prayer she lays out as you read through it. No; she acts, but her activity is in dependence upon the Spirit of God, who moves and governs her. So simple, but not very easy. My act, however, should consist in a continual turning to God, an exertion of every faculty and power of the soul purely for Him, agreeably to the instructions of the son of Sirach: The most ignorant often become the most perfect, because they proceed with more cordiality and simplicity.

Ryan Agnew rated it it was amazing Sep 02, We should simply turn away from the evil, ex;eriencing draw yet nearer to God. B E patient payer all the sufferings God sends; if your love to Him be pure, you will not seek Him less on Calvary, than on Tabor; and surely, He should be as much loved on that as on this, since it was on Calvary that he made the greatest display of love.

Experiencing God Through Prayer

What progress do they not now secure, without the least fatigue! Her opinions were condemned by a commission, of which Bossuet was president. Abandonment is a matter of the greatest importance in our progress; it is the key to the inner court; so that he who knows truly how to abandon himself, will soon become perfect. Children, draw near to your Father, and he will embrace you in the arms of love!

What, I say, becomes of this infant? That idea also presents a paradox within her own book, because her main theme seemed to be c I found this little book to be full of wisdom. When the soul has been for some time exercised in the way I have mentioned, it gradually finds that it is enabled to approach God with facility; that recollection is attended with much less difficulty, and that prayer becomes easy, sweet, and delightful: It contains no censure on the various divine leadings of others; on the contrary, it enforces the received teachings.

This conviction will make us content with everything; and cause us to regard all that happens, not from the side of the creature, but from that of God.