“God, please be with me today.” Have you ever asked God for that? I certainly have. It is a good request. But here is an interesting question: is it necessary? God has promised to never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and God sent the Spirit of His Son into your heart (Galatians 4:6). In light of those verses (and other like them) when we pray for God to be with us or to go with us, we are asking for something that we already have.
What would happen if instead of praying “God please be with me today,” we prayed “God, I am looking forward to being with You today,” or “God, thank You for being with me today, I really need You”? That simple change can make a big difference. I have been learning that praying like that makes me more expectant, more grateful, and more at peace.