Jeanne Guyon discovers the great difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. In this inspirational book she shares secrets of this. Madame Jeanne Guyon discovered the great difference between praying to God, and experiencing God through prayer. She shares the secrets of this higher. Lisa Donovan’s thoughts and quotes from. Experiencing God through Prayer. By Madame Jeanne Marie Guyon (). Although her writings must be read.

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It is thus also in natural things; if you would reach the sea, embark on a river, and you will be conveyed to it insensibly and without exertion.

Great faith produces great abandonment; we must confide in God, “hoping against hope. The method must now be altered, and that which I describe must be pursued with courage and fidelity, without being disturbed at the difficulties we may encounter in the way. O the blindness of the greater part of mankind, who pride themselves on science and wisdom!

He, therefore, intercedes for all that is necessary for our perfection. Such is the scrutiny of Him experiecing suffers no evil to be concealed; and the only way is to turn simply to God, and bear the pain and correction He inflicts.

Paul, in the same passage, founds that necessity on our ignorance with respect to what we pray for: Thus does the soul ascend to God, by giving up self to the destroying and annihilating power of divine love. God originally formed us in his own image and likeness; He breathed into us the Spirit of his Word, that breath of Life Gen. They give themselves only to be caressed, and wrest themselves back again, when they are crucified; or at least turn for consolation to the creature.

A couple pages in the morning to get your day off to a fresh start. God gives us the cross, guyin the cross gives us God.


Ryan Agnew rated it it was amazing Sep 02, E xperiencing G od T hrough P rayer. All who are desirous of prayer, may easily pray, enabled by those ordinary graces and gifts of the Holy Spirit which are common to all men.

They may also represent to him the necessities of their families: The will of God is that we should be expefiencing, and that we should become perfect: Prayer is a certain warmth of love, melting, dissolving, and sublimating the soul, and causing it to ascend unto God, and, as the soul is melted, odors rise from it; and these sweet rxperiencing proceed from the consuming fire of love within.

Book Review: “Experiencing God through Prayer” by Madame Guyon (The Prayer Foundation)

You see that in this process the soul is led naturally, without trouble, effort, art or study. Our activity should, therefore, consist in placing ourselves in a state of susceptibility to divine impressions, and pliability to all the operations of the Eternal Word.

It is true, indeed, that in the beginning its activity is requisite; from which, however, as the divine operations become stronger, it must gradually cease; yielding itself up to the impulses of the divine Spirit, till it is wholly absorbed in Him.

The method they should practice is this: Will revolutionize your prayer life. Want to Read Currently Reading Guyoj.

Mow, if I can only put it into practice: It’s an awesome reminder of what can be accomplished through prayer. She had numerous visitors of all ranks, some from foreign throubh, and had a considerable correspondence. This is the reason why some, not expressing themselves properly, say, that they make no acts; but it is a mistake, for they were never more truly or nobly active; they should say, that they did epxeriencing distinguish their acts, and not that they did not act.

O how unnecessary is it to teach an art of loving! What is this drawing near? O that you would but once make the trial!

No sooner do the bodily eyes close, than the soul is wrapt in prayer: The children have been led astray from the best of fathers, by your endeavoring to teach them too refined a language. This method is highly necessary, and will advance the soul more in a short time, pfayer any other in years.


A little child, on perceiving a monster, does not wait to fight with it, and will scarcely turn its eyes toward it, but quickly shrinks into the bosom of its mother, in assurance of its safety. It is then fit for the most exquisite workmanship, and if, thereafter, this gold seem obscured or defiled, it is nothing more than an accidental impurity occasioned by the contact of some foreign body, and is only superficial; it ptayer no hinderance to its employment, and is widely different from its former debasement, which was hidden in the ground of its nature, and, as it were, identified with it.

He is more present to us gkd we are to ourselves. T HE method of reading in this state, is to cease when you feel yourself recollected, and remain in stillness, reading but little, and always desisting when thus internally attracted. Jesus Christ hath life in himself, John v. What is it you fear? It is very evident that Madame Guyon wrote this in the paradox of confident humility.

Experiencing God Through Prayer

Come all ye that are athirst to the living waters, nor lose your precious moments in hewing out cisterns that will hold no water. Meditative reading is the choosing some madamme practical or speculative truth, always preferring the practical, and proceeding thus: While she did use scriptures regularly and throughout the book, the basis seemed to be mostly experiential, which I don’t necessarily have and issue with.

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