Friday, December 2, 2016

To Recollect the Mind


'One way to recollect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, 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 recall it from its wanderings.'

Brother Lawrence 

Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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  1. Brother Lawrence's advise is precisely where the Lord has taken me. I am learning to do this now, and it has become more natural for me to remain in awareness of His presence. It is such a beautiful gift of God to bring me to this place...many of my circumstances have allowed this, some which were troubling to me. Submission to His will and gratitude for all, have deepened my prayer life and so my relationship with Jesus. This is a wondrous thing....I am so thankful.

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    1. Beautiful, Christine. Thanks be to God.

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