Life of Prayer
As soon as we wake up, de Sales recommends that we unite ourselves with God by some pious thought, make the sign of the cross when we dress, and make a brief examination of conscience during our morning prayers. He encourages daily mass and daily meditation, and he teaches us how to get the most benefit from those two activities. He also suggests reading scripture, and praying throughout the day by simple acts of recollection. Whoever does these things will naturally thank God for all His benefits at the end of the day.
In this manner we make steady progress and grow closer to Christ day-by-day. For the goal of our prayer is to please God, not by doing great things, but by doing little things with great love.