Presence Prayer: Sample the Prayer

Presence prayer is choosing to believe in and concentrate on God’s continual attention towards us in order to increase our awareness of and dependence upon his very personal presence.

Practicing the presence of God is uniquely designed to be sampled for only a few minutes each day or once a week. Steps 1, 3, 5, and 6 above can be increased or decreased to suit the time and energy you have. If even these seem too prohibitive a goal, choose the shower as your selected space (step 8). As you scrub, consider pausing to turn your thoughts to God and resting with him for an extra moment. The advantage of the shower is that most of the usual intrusions will not interrupt you there.

Brother Lawrence’s Sanctuary on the Spot


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