Shane Lems writes:
Ever since I was a younger Christian I’ve heard many godly men exhort me to spend long periods in prayer. Some recommended waking up early to pray (from 5-6 AM), others recommended taking a day off each month to pray. I’ve also read many accounts of great Christians who have spent hours upon hours in prayer – which has no doubt benefited Christ’s church. I have to confess: though I do pray fervent prayers quite often, I find it very difficult to spend hours in uninterrupted prayer. But I don’t despair for reasons that follow.