Golden thoughts from The spiritual guide

9780217478564: Golden thoughts from The spiritual guide

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...have thee to eat, study, take pains, do business, and so on. So that to perform these exercises, which are conformed to His Will and Pleasure, thou departest not out of His Presence, nor from thine own resignation. But if in prayer, or out of it, thou shouldest willingly be diverted or distracted, suffering thyself deliberately to be transported into any passion, then it will be good for thee to revert to God, and return into His Divine Presence, renewing the purest acts of faith and resignation.... Strive, then, when thou comest from prayer, to the end thou mayest return to it again, not to be distracted, nor diverted, but to carry thyself with a total resignation to the Divine Will, that God may do with thee and all thine according to His heavenly pleasure, relying on Him as on a kind and loving Father. Never recall that intention, and though thou beest taken up about the affairs of 69 the condition wherein God hath placed thee, yet thou wilt still be in prayer, in the presence of God, and in perpetual acts of resignation. A just man leaves not off to pray unless he leaves off to be just. He always prays who always does well. The good desire is prayer, and if the desire be continued so also is the prayer.... Resignation is more perfect when it springs from the internal and infused fortitude, which grows as the internal exercise of pure faith, with silence and resignation, is continued.... From all which, be persuaded, that the inward soul, accustomed to go daily at certain hours to prayer, with the faith and resignation I have mentioned to thee, walks continually in the presence of God. 31 toaj) b,B tohich tot mag «tter into infernal recollettion, through the most holj 3Bnmanitjg of onr Sort Jesus Christ. / am the Way, the Truth, and the...

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