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The Practice of the Presence of God

Brother Lawrence

Do you want to develop an awareness of the presence of God? Let Brother Lawrence guide you in his wonderful little book, The Practice of the Presence of God.


This edition of The Practice of the Presence of God comes with an annotated prayer guide which includes the following:

- The Jesus Prayer

- The Ignatian Examen

- Lectio Divina


The Practice of the Presence of God is a profound collection of teachings by Brother Lawrence (also known as Nicolas Herman), a devout Carmelite friar from the 17th century. This timeless book explores the profound significance of remaining ever conscious of God’s presence in every area of our lives, regardless of our circumstances or activities. Brother Lawrence imparts his wisdom that we can reach this spiritual awareness by maintaining a continuous mindfulness of God throughout our daily routines. He encourages us to engage in heartfelt conversations with God, sharing our daily experiences and seeking his guidance. This is a simple book, and yet it offers a powerful pathway to deepen our faith and encounter the profound joy of God’s abiding presence in our daily lives.

“I cannot imagine how religious persons can live satisfied without the practice of the presence of God. For my part I keep myself retired with him in the depth of the center of my soul as much as I can; and while I am so with him I fear nothing; but the least turning from him is insupportable.”
― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

“How happy we would be if we could find the treasure of which the gospel speaks; all else would be as nothing. As it is boundless, the more you search for it the greater the riches you will find; let us search unceasingly and let us not stop until we have found it.”
― Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

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