In my book on “Discipleship” and in these reflections I talk a lot about the importance of prayer during ones spiritual pilgrimage. The thing about prayer is that there is no one way that fits everyone, and each person is unique in their prayer routine. From what I read and experienced, the main thing is to just try to start in some matter, and try to make it a habit.
Another thing I read was to try raising one’s hands during part of the prayer time. I read that it helps keeps one better focused while praying. I have tried to do that for a few minutes during my prayer time. Try lifting up your hands at some point during your prayer time, and it could be counted as sacrifice of praise to God. Blessings on your prayer practices! Vernon T.