We have to realize that is exactly and precisely what we do when we pray.  Obviously, therefore, in a sense the most vital thing in prayer is the realization that we are before Him.  And you will find that the saints have always talked a great deal about this.  That is the difficulty: thoughts will keep on obtruding themselves, and our imaginations will wander all over the world, and certain ideas and proposals and wants and needs will intrude.  But all that must be dismissed, and we must just start by realizing that we are actually and literally in the presence of the living God.  “Before Him.”David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

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