Some days, I hurry through my morning prayers.
There. I’ve said it: I’m a pastor who sometimes skimps on prayer.
Why do I do this? I tell myself that I’m too busy. I have to get on to the next good thing I’m doing. And I rush through prayer. Or I skip prayer altogether later in the day.
I think it was Luther who said to pray an hour each day, and if you are especially busy, pray two hours. Yesterday, a friend said, “I can’t live a life of integrity without prayer.”