Have you ever been too distracted, lazy, or tired to pray? Over the summer, I took my family on a wonderful 3-week trip to Taiwan and Japan to spend time seeing relatives and enjoying new experiences. During that time, the Lord placed it in my heart that I should be spending more time with Him. That gentle reminder helped me to realize that wherever you are and whatever you do, God is with us and He can’t wait for us to bring our prayers of forgiveness, thanks, and petitions. I’ve learned that being intentional about spending time with the Lord is so vital in building our faith. Whether it’s using your commute, family devotionals, or family prayer time – the Lord hears us and we can be comforted by his abundant grace, mercy, and wisdom. “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (1 Chronicles 16:11) .