"We call prayer... that speech of man to God which, whatever else is asked, ultimately asks for the manifestation of the divine Presence."
-Martin Buber (1878-1965) Eclipse of God: Studies in the Relation between Religion and Philosophy
The divine Presence is with us always. Here, now and always. It's just that we are not always aware of that presence. We're so busy getting things done and just handling life that our attention is elsewhere. That's why it is so important to spend time on our spiritual practices. During that time, we remind ourselves of who we really are, and of what is really important. Taking some time to center ourselves with spiritual practice helps everything in our lives flow more smoothly.