A Clear Path to Intuitive Prayer
To all for whom prayer seems a mystery, who are aware of its importance, but unsure of the proper posture and method; for those who nevertheless ache for an authentic connection to the Living God, and can offer nothing more than their sincere longing to commune with Jesus — this short but profound work is a simple path leading directly to His feet.
Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717) was a French Mystic, imprisoned in the Bastille by the religious and political authorities of her day for the teachings in this very book. But in spite of vicious attempts at censorship, The Simple Way of Prayer (originally published as A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer) has proved to be the most important work on the subject since its initial publication in 1685.
With a voice that is as earnest as it is tender, Madame Guyon offers wisdom for sustaining a lifestyle of prayer, including practical guidance for…
- Entering the presence of God
- Practicing inward silence
- Self-examination and confession
- Offering up petitions and supplications
- Overcoming distractions and temptations
- Experiencing deep rest before God
The humble reader will discover here a method of prayer that can be sustained throughout the day, by any kind of person of any age, for this inward prayer is, very simply, “the application of the heart to God, and the internal exercise of love.”
“Come, ye poor, stray, wandering sheep, return to your Shepherd! Come, sinners, to your Saviour! Come, ye dull, ignorant, and illiterate, ye who think yourselves the most incapable of prayer! …Let all without exception come, for Jesus Christ hath called all... Nothing is so easily obtained as the possession and enjoyment of God.”