“In your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

During your prayer time, only when you feel the divine presence, you will be able to pray earnestly. Only when you feel the divine presence during your prayer, you will be able to pray earnestly, enjoy the joy of His presence and also taste the sweetness of His footstool with joy.

While praying in some places, we can feel the divine presence to be in plenty there. The shadow of the presence of God will move around in plenty, in places where the children of God assemble and worship Him. The Holy Spirit will fill His presence more in places where the Word of God is being spread.

Further, in some places where the divine people raise their hands and praise and thank God with oneness, the presence of God will descend fully. While entering into the prayer time also, one can feel the divine presence descending in an unlimited manner.

Take, for example, a jasmine flower. It is surrounded by a sweet fragrance. A magnet is being surrounded by a power of attraction. Similarly, the divine presence is being surrounded by joy, power and glory.

It was a pleasant experience for David to run into the presence of God and pray. Whenever he came across the presence of God, he was able to find happiness and joy there. That is why the prayer time happened to be a time of ecstasy for him. He rejoiced saying, “In your presence is the fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

When the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, He felt the presence of God in an immeasurable way and he began to sing, dance, rejoice and praise God. He began to dance in the presence of God who had lifted him up from beneath. The presence of God made his heart to overflow. His hands and legs began to dance.

Dear children of God, you may lose anything in your life but what you should never lose is His presence. Many people are being troubled by their guilty conscience and it prevents them from rejoicing over His presence.

Ensure that no sin or wall of hurdle comes in between you and the presence of God. Every now and then settle yourself in the presence of God. Explore whether the presence of God is with you. If so, you will be blessed both here and in eternity.

To meditate: “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest” (Exodus 33:14).