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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 20

Of Self-Annihilation Supplication and sacrifice are comprehended in prayer, which, according to S. John, is “an incense, the smoke whereof ascendeth unto God;” therefore it is said in the Apocalypse that “unto the Angel was given much incense, that he … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 18

Of Defects or Infirmities Should we either wander among externals, or sink into dissipation, or commit a fault, we must instantly turn inwards; for having departed thereby from our God, we should as soon as possible return again unto Him, … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 13

Of Rest before God The soul advanced thus far hath no need of any other preparation than its quietude: for now the Presence of God, which is the great effect, or rather continuation of Prayer, begins to be infused, and … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 12

Of the Presence of God The soul that is faithful in the exercise of love and adherence to God above described, is astonished to feel Him gradually taking possession of their whole being: it now enjoys a continual sense of … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 11

Of Conversion “Be ye truly converted unto that God from whom ye have so deeply revolted” (Isa. xxxi. 6). To be truly converted is to avert wholly from the creature, and turn wholly unto God. For the attainment of salvation … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 10

Of Mortification I will even affirm, that, in any other way, it is next to an impossibility ever to acquire a perfect mortification of the senses and passions. The reason is obvious; the soul gives vigour and energy to the … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 4

The Second Degree of Prayer Some call the second degree of prayer, “The Prayer of Contemplation,” “The Prayer of Faith and Stillness,” and others call it, “The Prayer of Simplicity.” I shall here use this latter appellation, as being more … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 2

The Method of Prayer There are two ways of introducing a soul into prayer, which should for some time be pursued; the one is Meditation, the other is Reading accompanied with Meditation. Meditative Reading is the choosing some important practical … Continue reading

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Speaking in Tongues and Intimacy with Jesus

One of the most effective helps for the believer to move quickly and intimately into the presence of God is the Spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. It is a greatly neglected gift in the wider church, probably because a … Continue reading

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Re: Atheism and Experiencing God

The posts to this blog also go to my Google Group – reasonablemystic@googlegroups.com. “Dr David” posted the following comment to that group: —————————————————————- “because God cannot be logically proved without being experienced in relationship” Spending time looking at this issue … Continue reading

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