They must take care that their minds do not wander or return to creatures
This practice of the presence of God is the holiest, the surest, the easiest, and the most efficacious form of prayer
all our actions become a kind of brief conversation with God
We must have recourse to God with complete confidence at the moment of combat
A brief conversation with God coming from the simplicity and purity of our hearts
He had singular affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary
Brother Lawrence offers advice to a nun who suffers from distractions in prayer
Death is at our heels, so be on guard: death comes only once!
We have so little time left to live. Death is at our heels
If he so loved God during his life, he did not love him any less at his death
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