"Rest. Rest. Rest in God's love. The only work you are required now to do is to give your most intense attention to His still, small voice within." Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon (13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and was accused of advocating Quietism, although she never called herself a Quietist. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing the book A Short and Very Easy Method of Prayer.
"Sometimes I think I'd like to fling it all away and go somewhere warm and tropical and wear a sarong! I would like to live in my body for awhile instead of in my head!" Cynthia Coopersmith, a character in A Light in the Window, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
A prayer -"To you before the close of day,
Creator of all things, we pray
that, in your saving constancy,
our guard and keeper you would be.
Save us from troubled, restless sleep;
from all ill dreams your children keep.
So calm our minds that fears may cease
and rested bodies wake in peace.
A healthy life we ask of you:
the fire of love in us renew,
and when the dawn new light will bring,
your praise and glory we shall sing.
Almighty Father, hear our cry
through Jesus Christ, our Lord, most high,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
forever and for evermore.
From the hymn To You Before the Close of Day by John Mason Neale and James Waring McCrady (stanza 4)
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