The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life

Author: Herman Nicholas
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,109 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 706
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9475
Genre: Religion
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at for GOD's sake, which we commonly do for our own. That it was lamentable to see how many people mistook the means for the end, addicting themselves to certain works, which they performed very imperfectly, by reason of their human or selfish regards.

That the most excellent method he had found of going to GOD, was that of doing our common business without any view of pleasing men,[1] and (as far as we are capable) purely for the love of GOD.

That it was a great delusion to think that the times of prayer ought to differ from other times: that we are as strictly obliged to adhere to GOD by action in the time of action, as by prayer in the season of prayer.

That his prayer was nothing else but a sense of the presence of GOD, his soul being at that time insensible to everything but Divine love: and that when the appointed times of prayer were past, he found no difference, because he still continued with GOD, praising and blessing Him with all his might, so that he passed his life in continual joy; yet

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