Usually in a church setting, people like to say “let’s bring in the presence of God with praise and worship and thanksgiving.” They usually say this before a song. This sound nice, but it’s unscriptural.

For believers, the presence of God is always with us. The bible says His Spirit lives in us (1 John 4:13). He’s with us when we go to the gym, to the store, to the club, or sitting quietly at home. Praise and worship through song may make us more aware of His presence, but He’s been with us the entire time.

So, if you need to talk to Him or if you need answers on anything, realize He’s right there. We don’t need to break out in song or go through a whole religious experience to hear Him. God has and will always be present.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

1 John 4:13 And God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in us.