A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Front Cover
Cosimo, Inc., Apr 1, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 92 pages
A Short and Easy Method of Prayer was originally circulated privately but proved to be so popular that it was finally made available to the public in 1685. Written by French mystic, writer, and preacher MADAME JEANNE-MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE-GUYON (1648-1717), this brief treatise is divided into 24 chapters, each chapter a step along the path to God. These clear and simple precepts-translated from the French by Thomas D. Brook and published in English in this edition in 1867-were written with the average person in mind, and include Madame Guyon's thoughts on meditation, self-abandonment, suffering, self-examination, distractions and temptations, prayer as a sacrifice, the distinction between inward and outward acts, and more. Madame Guyon's words of encouragement will inspire the modern reader much as they inspired her 17th-century counterpart.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I
9
II
11
III
15
IV
19
V
23
VI
27
VII
29
VIII
31
XV
49
XVI
51
XVII
53
XVIII
55
XIX
57
XX
59
XXI
61
XXII
63

IX
33
X
35
XI
37
XII
39
XIII
41
XIV
45
XXIII
67
XXIV
75
XXV
81
XXVI
85
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 40 - Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Page 61 - I have set the LORD always before me : Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : My flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life : In thy presence is fulness of joy ; At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Page 32 - All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Page 59 - I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: "I will guide thee with mine eye.
Page 48 - For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel ; " In returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength :
Page 40 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly ; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Page 68 - The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

References to this book

Bibliographic information