I’ve never been great with my prayer time. It is usually sporadic or from memorization. I tried praying before bed each night with my husband but one of us would usually fall asleep before we finished. I’ve tried having prayer time at a scheduled time when I’m at work but someone always calls or an e-mail has to be answered. I’ve told people that I would pray for them and honestly forget. I’ve felt terrible about this because I’ve experienced how prayer can grow premature babies, keep a marriage strong, and build community.However, I’ve needed help being consistent with prayer.
To make prayer a priority in my life, I’ve found three useful tools: