ISBN-10:
0883681056
ISBN-13:
9780883681053
Pub. Date:
06/01/1982
Publisher:
Whitaker House
The Practice of the Presence of God

The Practice of the Presence of God

by Brother LawrenceBrother Lawrence
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Overview

Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living in the kingdom of God here on earth. It is the art of “practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end.” He often stated that it is God who paints Himself in the depths of our souls. We must merely open our hearts to receive Him and His loving presence.
As a humble cook, Brother Lawrence learned an important lesson through each daily chore: The time he spent in communion with the Lord should be the same, whether he was bustling around in the kitchen—with several people asking questions at the same time—or on his knees in prayer. He learned to cultivate the deep presence of God so thoroughly in his own heart that he was able to joyfully exclaim, “I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God, praising Him, adoring Him, and loving Him with all my heart.”
This unparalleled classic has given both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God in all His majesty and feeling His loving presence throughout each simple day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883681053
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 06/01/1982
Series: Living Library
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 72,160
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author


Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection (1605–1691) was a lay brother in the Parisian Carmelite Order, which practiced extreme asceticism. He taught that one’s “entire call and duty” was “to adore God and to love Him, without worrying about the rest.” While looking at a barren tree one wintry day, the eighteen-year-old Lawrence realized that this tree would blossom once again. He was profoundly moved by God’s providence and overcome with love for God. He was not only converted that day but also forever committed to serving God wholeheartedly. He believed that by accepting God’s help and guarding our souls by keeping them in tune with God’s will, we can have constant fellowship with the Lord. He died peacefully at the age of eighty, embraced in the arms of the Lord he had loved and served.

Table of Contents

Part One: Conversations Part Two: Letters Part Three: Spiritual Maxims Part Four: The Life of Brother Lawrence

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