Sometimes I think I don't have time for prayer and
meditation, forgetting that I always found the time to drink.
It is possible to make time for anything I want to do if I
want it badly enough. When I start the routine of prayer and
mediation, it's a good idea to plan to devote a small amount
of time to it. I read a page form our Fellowship's books in
the morning, and say "Thank you, God," when I go to bed at
night. As prayer becomes a habit, I will increase the time
spent on it, without even noticing the foray it makes into
my busy day. If I have trouble praying, I just repeat the
Lord's Prayer because it really covers everything. Then I
think of what I can be grateful for and say a word of thanks.
I don't need to shut myself in a
closet to pray. It can be done even In a room full of people.
I just remove myself mentally for an instant. As the practice
of prayer continues, I will find I don't need words for God
can, and does hear my thoughts through silence.