Here is a prayer by someone who was seeking to grow spiritually near to God. If you are seeking to live as a child of God and know the Creator intimately, this is a prayer to assist you on the journey. 

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.
— St. Thomas Aquinas, OP