Happy New Year MaryAnnLucy & thanks for posting! I really love this message.
It reminds me of a page i read recently from the Praying the Psalms with Padro Pio book.
St. Pio's Words
"Take care not to lose the presence of God by any action whatsoever. Never undertake any work or action without first raising your mind to God and directing to him, with a pure intention, the action you are about to perform. You should do likewise at the end of every action.
Examine yourself as to whether you have done everything with the right intention you had at the beginning, and if you find you have been at fault, then ask pardon of the Lord with humility while making a firm resolution to correct your faulty conduct."
but you who do love my Son, you who carry Him in your heart, pray, pray and in praying feel my Son beside you. May your soul breathe in His spirit.
A few times i experienced the presence of God when i encountered really holy people; it was like Jesus really was there in the room with us, and it's because they were praying!