What is taking you away from spending time with the Lord? Our lives are full of distractions, especially now that we have the world at our fingertips. I know that a lot of people re-evaluate their habits this time of year and consider the amount of time they spend in a virtual world rather than participating in real life, which is a good thing! God deserves our time and He deserves more than that thirty second prayer that you belt out just to get it out of the way. If your life is already full, pray and ask Him to help you carve out some time for Him. I read a post from a young man asking his dad’s friends to please refrain from calling him while he spends time with him. I thought it was very sweet that he valued his time with his dad so much that he didn’t want any distractions. I imagine God feels the same way. I have to get up before the chickens wake up because my day is usually full, how about you?
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6