Chapter Seven of A Call to Spiritual Reformation deals with “Excuses for Not Praying.” The first is I am too busy to pray. D. A Carson offers this hard-hitting advice:
It matters little whether you are the mother of active children who drain away your energy, an important executive in a major multinational corporation, a graduate student cramming for impending comprehensives, a plumber working overtime to put your children through college, or a pastor of a large church putting in ninety-hour work weeks: at the end of the day, if you are too busy to pray, you are too busy. Cut something out (p. 114).
Amen and amen.