Philippians 4:6-9 gives a short outline of how to obtain the peace of God and have the God of peace present in your life: Pray, Think and Do.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Don’t be full of care, but pray in every thing. Those are the words of admonishment from verse 6. When you do that, then verse 7 promises that you will have the peace of God which passes all understanding cover your mind.
When your mind is full of the peace of God then you have the ability to think on the right things (vv. 7, 8).
When you culminate the praying and the thinking with proper action, then verse 9 says that you will have the God of peace present with you. We know that God is present with us at all times. However, we don’t always sense His presence or acknowledge that He is with us.
Pray for God’s peace. Think properly (it will be easier to do when you are praying properly). Act out those prayers and right thinking and you will have a keener awareness of God’s presence.