Brother Lawrence says that the practice of the presence of God is "the essence of the spiritual life, and it seems to me that by practicing it properly you become spiritual in no time."
Brother Lawrence gives us a lesson in Easter faith when he writes, "What consoles me in this life is that I see God by faith..."
Brother Lawrence reasons with a woman in spiritual direction: "You would consider it rude to leave a friend who is visiting you by himself; then why abandon God and leave him alone? Do not forget him..."
This practice of the presence of God is the holiest, the surest, the easiest, and the most efficacious form of prayer
If we obey the pope, we obey the Lord Jesus, according to his own words addressed to Peter and the other apostles
I do not fear my weakness; that's what gives me confidence
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