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30+ Brother Lawrence Quotes About God, Faith And Prayer

Love of god is a driving force for many.

Brother Lawrence is known for his intimate relationship with God.

Through his works he has given us the importance of serving God. He also strongly recommends people to have faith in God and to pray to him.

Brother Lawrence's writings showcase his respect and love for his creator. Various quotes from Brother Lawrence urge the readers to do the same, for example, being respectful to the almighty at all times. Here are some of the best Brother Lawrence quotes about God, faith and prayer to enlighten your day in the presence of God.

After reading these Brother Lawrence quotes, also check out St. Ignatius quotes and St. Vincent De Paul quotes as well.

Brother Lawrence Quotes About God

The creator of the universe and human beings is who we call God. Brother Lawrence beautifully shows his love towards our creator. Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes by Brother Lawrence about God.

Brother Lawrence is a well known personality.

1. “We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”

- Brother Lawrence, ‘The Practice Of The Presence Of God’.

2. “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.”

- Brother Lawrence.

3. “Think often on God, by day, by night, in your business and even in your diversions. He is always near you and with you; leave him not alone.”

- Brother Lawrence.

4. “I cannot imagine how religious persons can live satisfied without the practice of the presence of God. For my part I keep myself retired with Him in the depth of centre of my soul as much as I can; and while I am so with Him I fear nothing; but the least turning from Him is insupportable.”

- Brother Lawrence, ‘Quote From The Practice Of The Presence Of God’.

5. “Let us thus think often that our only business in this life is to please God, that perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.”

- Brother Lawrence, ‘Quote From The Practice Of The Presence Of God’.

6. “That there needed neither art nor science for going to God, but only a heart resolutely determined to apply itself to nothing but Him, or for His sake, and to love Him only.”

- Brother Lawrence, ‘Quote From The Practice Of The Presence Of God’.

7. “That we should establish ourselves in a sense of God's Presence, by continually conversing with Him. That it was a shameful thing to quit His conversation, to think of trifles and fooleries.”

- Brother Lawrence.

8. “Think often on God, by day, by night, in your business and even in your diversions. He is always near you and with you; leave him not alone.”

- Brother Lawrence.

9. “The most holy and important practice in the spiritual life is the presence of God - that is, every moment to take great pleasure that God is with you.”

- Brother Lawrence.

10. “We ought to propose to ourselves is to become, in this life, the most perfect worshippers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity.”

- Brother Lawrence.

11. “The more one knows God, the greater one desires to know Him.”

- Brother Lawrence.

12. “Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”

- Brother Lawrence.

13. “To worship God in truth is to recognize Him for being who He is, and to recognize ourselves for what we are.”

- Brother Lawrence.

Brother Lawrence Quotes On Faith

Having faith in god is the best way to be closer to God. God protects his people who believe in him and have faith in him. So, without wasting any more time let’s take a look at some of the most famous quotes about faith given by Brother Lawrence.

Brother Lawrence quotes are very inspirational.

14. “Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.”

- Brother Lawrence.

15. “You need not cry very loud: He is nearer to us than we think.”

- Brother Lawrence.

16. “Sufferings will be sweet and pleasant to us while we are with Him; and the greatest pleasures will be, without Him, a cruel punishment to us.”

- Brother Lawrence.

17. “Believe me, count as lost each day you have not used in loving God.”

- Brother Lawrence.

18. “You need not cry very loud; he is nearer to us than we think.”

- Brother Lawrence.

19. “Do not be discouraged by the resistance you will encounter from your human nature; you must go against your human inclinations.”

- Brother Lawrence.

20. “That all things are possible to him who believes, that they are less difficult to him who hopes, they are easier to him who loves, and still more easy to him who perseveres in the practice of these three virtues.”

- Brother Lawrence.

21. “We must do our business faithfully; without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from Him.”

- Brother Lawrence.

Brother Lawrence Quotes On Prayer

The best way to communicate with God is through prayer. Prayer brings us into his embrace where he can protect us and help us get through our hardships. Here are some of the best Brother Lawrence quotes on prayer displaying his love for God.

22. “Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God. The more we know Him, the more we will desire to know Him. As love increases with knowledge, the more we know God, the more we will truly love Him. We will learn to love Him equally in times of distress or in times of great joy.”

- Brother Lawrence.

23. “I did not pray for any relief, but I prayed for strength to suffer with courage, humility and love.”

- Brother Lawrence.

24. “We ought to act with God in the greatest simplicity, speak to Him frankly and plainly, and implore His assistance in our affairs.”

- Brother Lawrence.

25. “Prayer is nothing else than a sense of God's presence.”

- Brother Lawrence.

26. “He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time to time, a little act of adoration, sometimes to ask for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, at other times to thank Him for the graces, past and present, He has bestowed on you, in the midst of your troubles to take solace in Him as often as you can. Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”

- Brother Lawrence.

27. “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.”

- Brother Lawrence.

28. “A little lifting of the heart suffices; a little remembrance of God, one act of inward worship are prayers which, however short, are nevertheless acceptable to God.”

- Brother Lawrence.

29. “We are as strictly obliged to adhere to God by action in the time of action, as by prayer in its season.”

- Brother Lawrence.

30. “Our biggest mistake is to think that a time of prayer is different from any other time. It is all one.”

- Brother Lawrence.

31. “I drove away from my mind everything capable of spoiling the sense of the presence of God....I just make it my business to persevere in His holy presence...My soul has had an habitual, silent, secret conversation with God.”

- Brother Lawrence.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Brother Lawrence quotes, then why not take a look at St. John of the cross quotes, or Henry Nouwen quotes.

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