Prayer is the highest order of business! Don't pray when you have time. Save the other, less important things for when you have time.
When prayer delights the least, then learn to say,
Soul, now is greatest need that thou must pray.
We must pray or pay the price.
Prayer is living the "now" life. Everything we intend to do for God must be done NOW.
Holy living is essential preparation for prayer.
No one can expect to understand and receive the holiness of God, who is not often and long alone with God. As we recognize His holiness, we will realize our sinfulness.
"I made this my business as much all the day long as at the appointed time of prayer, for at all times, every hour, every minute, even in the height of my business, I drove away from my mind everything that was capable of interrupting my thoughts of God." -Bro. Lawrence
Realize, the Lord loves you so much that He longs to have you near Him without a break, so that you may experience His love.
When you pray, take your time. Fellowship with Him as with a friend. Remember, He enjoys this time with you.
Wait on God. Spend time in His presence.
When things comes to your mind, that seem like distractions, make them a matter of prayer.
"Sweet hour of prayer... that draws us from a world of care."
James 5:16 "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."