08 March 2014

in His presence

One way to recollect the mind easily 
in the time of prayer, 
and preserve it more in tranquillity, 
is not to let it wander too far at other times. 
You should keep it strictly in the presence of God; 
and being accustomed to think of Him often, 
you will find it easy 
to keep your mind calm 
in the time of prayer, 
or at least to recall it from its wanderings. 
Brother Lawrence

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday
finding the still point with Sandy

 

3 comments:

caryjo said...

Brother Lawrence has been one of my favorites way since the mid '60s when I was given his book... it didn't look quite the same as today's covers, etc. But the words are the same. He was a real blessing... clear back then when that wasn't something he ever planned to do. Just work for the Lord, cook, clean, whatever. And then it exploded into his life ...and then the life of others b/c he could share so straightforwardly when people needed so much info and encouragement. Thanks for sharing this. You grabbed me again, Karin.

Denise said...

Enjoyed this.

Sandra Heska King said...

Practice makes almost perfect...

I love the word, "tranquility."

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