Experiencing God Through Prayer
In this upbeat, abridged edition of the classic, Jeanne Guyon explains the great difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. She shares secrets of this higher plane of fellowship with God. In addition, she shows you how...
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In this upbeat, abridged edition of the classic, Jeanne Guyon explains the great difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. She shares secrets of this higher plane of fellowship with God. In addition, she shows you how to enjoy God's presence, grow in your knowledge of the Word, experience rest from worry, and gain wisdom and understanding. You will discover the joy of a quiet heart and mind, learn how to survive your "dry" periods of prayer, and become content where God has placed you.
"A mystic approach to prayer, including meditation on the Scriptures and being led by the Spirit, with an emphasis on contemplative reflection versus formal prayers"--Provided by publisher.
Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717) wrote from the depth of her own spiritual experiences. Growing up in France during the decadent times of Louis XIV, she was devout at an early age, but was then caught up in the worldliness around her. After an arranged marriage at age fifteen, she became increasingly interested in spiritual things; and, for the rest of her life, she continued to seek God diligently, teach others, and write books on Christian devotion.
These books have become Christian classics. Guyon paid a heavy price for her views and her writings. Throughout her life, she underwent various trials, including persecution and imprisonment for her beliefs. Her commentary on Song of Songs, Song of the Bride was used to sentence her to prison, Experiencing God Through Prayer is still in print.
- Introductionpreface 1. Thirsting For God 2. Scriptural Meditation 3. Beginning The Journey 4. The Reward Of Silence 5. Surviving Dry Periods 6. The Road To Perfection 7. The Bitter And The Sweet 8. Transforming Love 9. Put Off The Old 10. The Central Force 11. Entering Into Effortless Prayer 12. Remaining Quiet In God's Presence 13. Examine Yourself 14. Distractions 15. The Formal Prayer 16. Sacrificial Praying 17. How To Be Led By The Spirit 18. Divine Dependence 19. The Holy Spirit In Prayer 20. Matters Of The Heart 21. The Ultimate Goal 22. Press On To Know Godabout The Author