For La Salle, all prayer begins by putting yourself in God's presence. There are different ways of doing this. La Salle recommends these three:
" God is present just where you are, since He is everywhere. "I fill heaven and earth."
" God is present within us, since our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who lives in us
" God is present in the Church, as the house of prayer and of the Blessed Sacrament
La Salle sees many advantages when we try to live in God's presence. It will help us to
" drive away all evil and even useless thoughts from our minds
" kindle in our hearts the fire of the love of God
" bring us peace of mind and heart
" give life and flavour to our spiritual exercises
And all this can be done whether we are walking about or sitting quietly.
The pratice of remembering the presence of God is our greatest happiness, the way to allow God be master of your heart.
"Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God."