Yes. Scripture confirms that men across the ages have had personal conversations with God. Jesus speaks to men during and after the Incarnation (Acts 9:4-6; Revelation) and reveals that He speaks to His men and they can hear His Voice (Jn 10:3-4); He encourages men to speak and listen to each Person of the Trinity (Mt 6:9-13; Jn 10:3-4; Jn 14:16-17, 26; Lk 11:9-10).

The Holy Catholic Church continues to teach that true Christian prayer is “speaking with God” (CCC 2769) through which a man who has a deep desire to actually speak with God (CCC 2700) can “hear God speaking” (CCC 1777) when he practices vocal prayer (CCC 2701-2704).

St. Padre Pio says, “God is always communicating with us. It is up to us to tune in.” God desires to speak to you and as a Divine Person, He is always with you, infinitely desires to speak with you and is always waiting for you to speak to Him.

The saints, religious and the Church (CCC 2742-2743) urge men to continually seek to be in the presence of God through prayer at all times and in all places:

  • St. Paul calls men to “Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thes 5:17).
  • Brother Lawrence teaches “We should establish ourselves in a sense of God’s presence by continually conversing with Him.” 
  • St. Alphonsus Liguori confirms God is always present and a man can draw near to him always: “He who seeks God will find him everywhere and at all times.”
  • St. Therese of Lisieux reveals, “There is no need for us to go into Heaven to speak to the Eternal Father. He is always there, quite close to us.”
  • Fr. Jeremias Drexelius offers a beautiful analogy: “Let the soul strive to become like the heliotrope[sunflower], which always turns towards the sun.”