Many times I think about the Old Testament when I meditate on the question of what ushers in the presence of God. I think of the worship that went on, the worshipers that went before the armies and how God's presence came in and took care of the enemy's armies before God's people even got to the battle! Worship itself is not what's incredible though, its not the powerhouse. And yet so much of worship music has become focused on the art of delivery and not on the Lord at all. I'm not against your smoke machines and laser lights in worship. No, I'm just saying that its not worship that brings the greatest outpouring of the delivering power of God. It's repentance combined with worship. Just read some of the Psalms and you will see how much King David repented before he began to worship! You don't read about Job getting free from all of his struggles until he repents and acknowledges God's holiness and magnificence, and then he gets his breakthrough. We desire to experience God's power and deliverance in our situation in life, but yet we want it all without repentance. The Kingdom doesn't work that way. We have to be willing to let the Lord have His Way in us! Remember the prayer that Jesus directed us to pray in Matthew 6: 9-13,
"‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. (Worship) Your kingdom come.
Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. (Submission to His Will!)
Give us this day our daily bread (Daily reading the Bible/Jesus the Bread of Life).
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Repent & Forgive)
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'" (Deliverance comes when the prior is done!) You see Jesus is showing us His Way through this prayer! And His Way is the way of Life and He desires for all of us to experience His fullness in our walk with Him. God bless you !