Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Practice of the Presence of God
A key to the revitalization of the worship of any church, liturgical or otherwise, is prayer. The worship of a congregation whose members converse and communion throughout the day with God has life and power that is missing from the worship of a congregation whose members approach God only on Sunday morning.
A little book that has greatly benefited the prayer lives of many Christians—Anglicans and other Protestants as well as Catholics—is Brother Lawrence’s The Practice of the Presence of God. Brother Lawrence was a seventeenth century monk in Paris, France. He worked in the monastery kitchen for fifteen years and then in the monastery sandal repair shop. His particular occupation did not afford many opportunities to take time from what he was doing in order to pray. So Brother Lawrence learned to pray as he went about his work in the monastery kitchen and sandal repair shop. In his little book he shares with others what he learned. It can be found on the Internet at http://www.practicegodspresence.com/brotherlawrence/index.html
The text and audio version of Brother's Lawrence's little book can be found on the Internet at: http://www.brotherlawrenceonline.com/
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 11:38 AM