Hello everyone. There are definitely days when God can seem very distant, or even horribly absent, perhaps because of illness, lack of energy, anxiety, or not having time to pray quietly alone. Then I have to rely on faith, rather than on feeling his presence… Seeking God One thing I ask of the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple (Psalm 27:4). Do not hide your face from your servant (Psalm 69:17). Father, I seek your face, And want to be close to you All day and all night. So when I can’t sense your presence, Or feel your warmth, Or see your light; And when you show me nothing in my prayers, I am bereft. I need you, Lord. My heart cries out to you. I am empty without you. My spirit has no home but you. Yet I know you never leave me, Even when I cannot feel your presence. You never forsake me, For you love all you have made. Lord, Just knowing you love me is enough. It satisfies my longing, And fills my soul with peace. Thank you so much for loving me. Thank you for your peace. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.