Brother Lawrence Prayer Card: A Tree Stripped of Its Leaves
5" x 7" Archival Print with image on the front, text from Brother Lawrence's Practicing the Presence of God on the reverse.
During that winter, upon seeing a tree stripped of its leaves and considering that within a little time the leaves would be renewed and after that the flowers and fruit appear, Brother Lawrence received a high view of the Providence and Power of God which has never since been effaced from his soul... He said we ought to quicken and enliven our faith. It was lamentable we had so little. Instead of taking faith for the rule of their conduct, people amused themselves with trivial devotions which changed daily. He said that faith was sufficient to bring us to a high degree of perfection. We ought to give ourselves up to God with regard both to things temporal and spiritual and seek our satisfaction only in the fulfilling of God's will. Whether God led us by suffering or by consolation all would be equal to a soul truly resigned.