Tim Keller’s new book on prayer comes out next week, and it looks excellent.
When I was at Catalyst a few weeks ago, I saw him doing an interview on the book and he made a very insightful point.
In talking about how to become better at making time for prayer, he said this: “If you are going to take 20 minutes to pray on a certain day, it is better to pray for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night than all 20 minutes at once.”
That strikes me as very useful. First of all, you are more likely to do anything for the full amount of time if you break it up into smaller pieces.
Second of all, you will have different things to pray for at night than you did in the morning. So you are able to keep your prayer time more in sync with the nature of your day if you divide it up between morning and night.