Pray from knowledge, not lack. For instance, instead of praying to feel His Presence, say a prayer of gratitude that you are One with Him and He is present with you always. Instead of praying to receive abundance, say a prayer of gratitude that His abundance is fully with you because you are One with Him and those are the gifts of your inheritance. You might say that you don't have that abundance --- your car is breaking down or you have lost your job. But you do have that abundance --- it is your RECOGNITION of this Truth that will create a physical manifestation of the abundance. As you say prayers of gratitude, feel that gratitude and joy in all parts of your Being. Feeling it, versus thinking it, puts it in a God space where it can manifest.