I sometimes wonder if God. Holds back a sense of His presence when we pray simply to test us. It is easy to pray when we feel His presence. However it is not so easy to pray when we do not feel His presence. The good news is that God is always by our side whether we feel Him or not. So don’t get discouraged when you don’t feel like He is there.  He hasn’t left you.  Remember His words,  “I will never leave you nor forsake you. ”  I don’t know about you but I need to be reminded of that from time to time.