God is always present to us, but we are so insensitive to His Presence in us that we try to live our life often on our own. But God is patient and waits for me to turn to Him. I go to prayer to just sit in His Presence and let God love me. I have nothing to give Him that I have not received from Him. Still, God just wants us to allow Him to act in us and through us. If we are silent, God will speak to us - perhaps by an inspiration but often through others or events.