Let’s face it; we all can make a case in today’s society for being too busy for a prayer life. If the truth be told, life hasn’t slowed down in generations. And while I could go along with it all and give you a nice and tidy list of things that will help you make time for prayer, let’s call this lack of time what is really is:
Any of us (myself included) who pull this card out as a reason why we don’t have time to pray, can likely list multiple things in our lives that we could cut back on to make room for a prayer life. My life is super busy. I’m a single mom of three kids, who works full time, has a fledgling ministry, and writes books. And I could still find time (besides all of these things) to pray if I focused on it and made it a priority. I could take five minutes a day—or three, or even two—to spend focused time in prayer.
But I don’t. I use the excuse just like you do.
Because the real problem isn’t typically knowing how to make time for prayer; it’s deciding that prayer is going to be a priority in our life—something that we believe is more important than another thing we could use that time for.
Let’s agree to change that together.