How can we experience God's presence? We have to truly desire it. It's in the Bible, Psalm 27:4, NIV. "One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple."
God's presence is often experienced in difficult times. It's in the Bible, Psalm 34:18-19, TLB. "The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one."
God's presence is known in times of persecution. It's in the Bible, Psalm 140:12-13, TLB. "But the Lord will surely help those they persecute; He will maintain the rights of the poor. Surely the godly are thanking you, for they shall live in your presence."