Two nights ago I woke up around 3 AM feeling agitated and concerned about some problems going on that I have to deal with. For a while all those thoughts just swirled around my head. Then I thought at least I could pray. So I started to say the Lord's Prayer, and as soon as I said, "Our Father," this feeling of deep peace came over me. I couldn't continue the prayer, but just kept repeating "Our Father." I felt very strongly the presence of God the Father in a very loving way. I fell asleep again, and later that day the feeling remained with me.
St Ignatius calls these kinds of experiences "consolation without preceding cause," meaning a consolation that just comes upon us for no other reason than God's grace. It's great when it happens! But it's usually not that often. God knows when we need a little extra help to keep on going. It would be good to hear about your own experiences of God's consolation too.