In his classic, Desiring God, John Piper recognizes that the main hindrance to prayer is our lack of planning. He tells us, “Unless I’m badly mistaken, one of the main reasons so many of God’s children don’t have a significant life of prayer is not so much that we don’t want to, but that we don’t plan to. We get up day after day and realize that significant times of prayer should be a part of our life, but nothing’s ever ready. We don’t know where to go. Nothing has been planned. No time. No place. No procedure.” How do we make prayer a more intentional part of our Lenten practice and everyday life? We can learn from three things that Jesus did: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed….(Mark 1:35). Jesus had these three, a certain time, a certain place, and a certain plan. I have attached some simple ideas for you to enhance your prayer practices. Lenten blessings.