As the pressure of life increases, prayer can be one the first things we cut down. In our busy lives we rush from one thing to another and often complain that life is getting faster. Even in our prayer life we can flit from one topic to another in a rush to get everything covered. Wait on the Lord, we are told in the Bible.
The saints of old spent hours and even days in prayer and quiet contemplation. They focused entirely on God, banishing all distracting thoughts. We would feel that we can’t spend that amount of time but we need to practice the presence of God, seeing him in everything we do. The menial, boring tasks can be sanctified when we dedicate them to Him.