I used to have these long spells when I’d get down and pray, and nothing was happening. Sometimes I’d go for months without praying at all till something really bad would happen and I’d start trying again. Then I discovered something. Every time I’d get really desperate, when I was so worried and so scared and so depressed about my life, and so cornered with nowhere to go, I’d really have a spell of knowing what bad shape I was in, and how bad I needed God, and how weak I am and how strong He is; and how stupid I am, and how Wise and Smart He is, and how ‘out of control’ I am, and how ‘IN CONTROL’ He is, and what a stupid jerk I am and what a MERCIFUL GOD He is, and I’d feel this blanket of peace and forgiveness and love settle over me like I never felt before. (It’s happening to me right now; Wow!) I call it ‘humbling yourself before the Lord’. I don’t know if that’s all it is; but that’s sorta the central point I think. After I had that experience a few times, I started trying it on purpose, instead of accidentally, and IT WORKED. I would actually feel the Presence of God, right there, right then! (right here, right now!) Try it; see what happens.