The Holy Messenger of Allah the Almighty صلي الله عليه و سلم is quoted on the authority of Abu Huraira رضی الله تعلٰی عنه to have said:
“Allah the Almighty says, ‘I am towards My servant as he is towards Me.  I am with him when he remembers Me (dhikr).  If he remembers Me within himself, I remember him within Myself.  If he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than it.’”

(Sahih Al-Bhukhari V2, P1101) [src] p5, 4 Natijatu Al-Fikr Fi Al-Jahri Fi Al-Dhikr (Outcome of Contemplation over Vociferous Dhikr) an extract from Al-Hawi Lil Fatawa  by Jalal Al-Din Al-Suyuti رحمتاالله علیه, Dar-ul-Ehsan Publications

A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet said, "What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle." The Prophet said, "You will be with those whom you love." We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (i.e., "You will be with those whom you love.") Therefore, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, and I hope that I will be with them beCause of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

(Narrated by Anas - al-Buhkhari 5.37) [src: alim.org]