1. Does Jeanne Guyon believe anyone can be truly close to Jesus Christ? What does she say about this topic?
Jeanne Guyon begins by saying that some people believe they can never be truly close to Jesus Christ and she says that simply isn't true. She says that it begins with a yielding of the heart and that anyone with a heart can accomplish this. She also says this kind of relationship must be centered around prayer, but that a prayer from the mind is not adequate because selfish desires and distractions will interrupt prayer that comes only from the mind. Guyon goes on to say that a closer walk with Jesus Christ does impact selfish desires in that those desires no longer have the importance they once had if you are truly walking with Him.
2. How does Guyon say one can find an unselfish prayer life?
The key to finding this kind of prayer life is to seek God, and Guyon indicates that prayer from the heart will naturally follow. This prayer life, found so simply if one knows the way, is necessary but is so easily attained that a person who knows the key will not neglect his prayer time with the Lord.
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