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A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer

THIS little treatise, conceived in great simplicity, was not originally intended for publication. It was written for a few individuals, who were desirous of loving God with all their heart. Many, however, because of the profit they received in reading the manuscript, wished to obtain copies, and, on... Read More

Gems from Madame Guyon

1. Banished from the presence of my Beloved, my Bridegroom, how could I be happy! I could not find access to Him, and I certainly could not find rest out of Him. I knew not what to do. I was like the dove out of the ark, which, finding no rest for the sole of its foot, was constrained to return agai... Read More

Spiritual Maxims

"Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts."--Isa. xxviii. 9. SPIRITUAL MAXIMS. 1. To rob God of nothing; to refuse Him nothing; to require of Him nothing; this is great perfection.[11] 2. In the commen... Read More

The Way to God

THE FIRST DEGREE: CONVERSION. 1. THE first degree is the return of the Soul to God, when, being truly converted, it begins to subsist by means of his grace. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE SECOND DEGREE: THE EFFECTUAL TOUCH IN THE WILL. 2. THE Sou... Read More

A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer - part 1

SHORT AND VERY EASY METHOD OF PRAYER; WHICH ALL CAN PRACTICE WITH THE GREATEST FACILITY, AND ARRIVE IN A SHORT TIME, BY ITS MEANS, AT A HIGH DEGREE OF PERFECTION. BY MADAME GUYON. "Walk before me and be thou perfect."--Gen. xvii. 1. THIS little treatise, conceived in great simplicity, was not origin... Read More

A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer - part 2

C H A P T E R XIII. ON REST BEFORE GOD. THE SOUL advanced thus far, has no need of any other preparation than its quietude: for now the presence of God, during the day, which is the great effect, or rather continuation of prayer, begins to be infused, and almost without intermission. The soul certai... Read More

On The Way to God: Part 1

by Madame Guyon CONCISE VIEW OF THE WAY TO GOD; AND OF THE STATE OF UNION BY MADAME GUYON "And the glory which Thou gavest me, I have given them; that they may be one even as we are one, (I in them and Thou in me,) that they may be made perfect in one."--John xvii. 22. PART I. ON THE WAY TO GOD CHAP... Read More

On The Way to God: Part 2

PART II. ON UNION WITH GOD. CHAPTER I. THE RESURRECTION. 50. The soul thus possessed of God, finds that He is so perfectly Lord over it, that it can no longer do anything but what He pleases and as He pleases; and this state goes on increasing. Its powerlessness is no longer painful but pleasant, be... Read More

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