I found the saints’ writings though each has his or her own style and main emphasis, they all led us to the same direction. They help us love God, work toward holiness and experience the Divine.
St. Ignatius is famous for his “Spiritual Exercise”. The last exercise he offers in The Spiritual Exercises is called the Contemplation to Attain Love. There are four steps.
The first step is to recall all the gifts God has given you ── your life, your family,
your faith…… everything. Ignatius tells us to offer everything God has given to you, including you yourself and God himself back to God.
The second step is to ponder the Divine in everything. God is in every creature by its essence, power, and presence. God is in you. You are encouraged to see yourself as God’s own image and likeness.
The third step is to think all these gifts again and know that God is working in you and make you perfect. You are God’s image and He is trying to perfect his own image.
The fourth step, St. Ignatius says the gift becomes divine, you and God become one, like the rays of the sun and the sun. At the end of the spiritual exercise, you and Divine become one.
This is just a brief sharing of what I have read. Either Brother Lawrence or St. Ignatius, they both help us develop a better communion with God.