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Quotes from Madame Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon, (1648 - 1717).

Her brief book on prayer has been hailed as one of the most influential Christian books ever written by a woman and its influence on France, and especially on Louis XIV’s reign, is undisputed. The title is very helpful when it is taken with its original sub-title: ‘A Short and Easy Method of Prayer, which all can practise with the greatest facility, and arrive in a short time, by its means, at a high degree of perfection’. This book has been greatly treasured and very highly recommended by numerous Christian leaders. John Wesley, Count Zinzendorf, Hudson Taylor and Watchman Nee were among its supporters because it introduces the reader to a deeper experience and fuller relationship with Jesus Christ.

The love of God encompasses everything within itself and everything that is rooted in love stems from God.

To seek after God in the right way is easier and more natural than breathing.

God, is only to be found in our inner selves, which is the holy of holies where God dwells.

Prayer is the application of the heart to God, and the internal exercise of love... To attract and draw the soul into the rest of love, and not into the many ways of the self.

All who desire to pray may pray without difficulty as they are strengthened by those universal graces and gifts of the Holy Spirit which all men and women possess.

Prayer is the guide to perfection, and prayer delivers us from every vice, and gives us every virtue; for the one way to become perfect is to walk in the presence of God.

Prayer from the heart is not interrupted by the thoughts from a person’s mind. Indeed nothing can interrupt this prayer except for ungodly inclinations.

Salvation consists in a total change of the whole person as he turns from his outer life to his inner life.