Have you felt the presence of Spirit before? If not, why not test it out right now, as you're reading this...Ask God to reveal Himself (or Herself or however you experience a spiritual presence). Go ahead, close your eyes for a second and silently ask inside your mind (as if God Herself/Himself is listening) for that tiny seed of Spirit to show itself. If you like, try putting the request in the form of a prayer. In other words, make the prayer a request for something, like "HELP!" Or just simply, "I want to know you're there, Spirit."
Try this one: "I need help, please. Would you help me, please ______ (name the Power you believe in). I am open and willing to believe that you can help me."