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Prayer — Time in God’s Holy Presence

The Privilege! The Comfort! The Welcome! To Be in the Presence of Our Father!

Mrs Diane Mary Markey
6 min readNov 11, 2022


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My Desire

Yes Lord, I have come to bring You glory, I have come to sing Your praise,
I have come to bare my heart before Your throne.
May my very being bear witness to Your love,
I trust my life to You, to You alone! Greta Zwaan

And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

The most powerful reason for us to reach up for the comforting and welcoming hand of our Father. Is His open and earnest invitation. Spoken passionately from His Word. Come, My child. Come, spend time with me. “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

To such an invitation, our hearts. Our spirits. Our very beings answer His call. We humbly and happily walk into His Holy presence. We are ushered into the very presence of God Almighty, Himself.

We are welcome into the very presence of the One who is the Creator of all that there is. We enter with reverence and awe, into the presence of the One who loves us. The One who loves us without hesitation. We enter into the very presence of our Father. The One who is God. Our God is a God who loves with a love that is perfect, infinite and unconditional. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)

God’s invitation for us to spend time with Him. Yes, this is true. We are to be WITH HIM! At a deep and personal level. To know Him as our Father. To feel His presence. To know Him as God the Almighty. To know Him as the Creator God. To know Him. To really and truly know Him. “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!” (1 Chronicles 16:11)

To spend time in the Holy and Loving presence of our Father. Is such a privilege. We owe Him our all! Nothing less than our all. We are His very creation. We are



Mrs Diane Mary Markey

Published inspirational books on my love for God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. The articles on Medium also are Christian stories. Retired Counselor.