We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labour is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.
In so many ways, this is what it’s all about. In fact, it may be all it’s about. If we really do remain truly awake in God—and that is only possible by his Holy Spirit, given that we are all living the wrong side of the fall—then we will recognise him in the least and in the most broken of his creatures, as well as in those who are least aware of their need for him. In that recognition is all our prayer.