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Quaker Ideal of Continuous Prayer

Give over thine own willing, give over thine own running,give over thine own desiring to know or be anything, and sink down to the seed which God sows in thy heart and let that be in thee, and grow in thee, and breathe in thee, and act in thee, and thou shalt find by sweet experience that the Lord knows that and loves that and owns that, and will lead it to the inheritance of life, which is his own portion…. There is a continual praying unto God. There is a continual blessing and praising of his name, in eating or drinking or whatever else is done.

- Isaac Penington (1617-1679)
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