Andrew from Olive Tree talks about starting prayer times with good intentions but quickly creating a prayer sandwich with a distracted filling that looks something like this:
My unfocused prayer sessions were bugging me so… the next day as I was about start my prayer time I tried something different. Instead of softly mumbling my prayers to God, I made them loud. Not only did I make them loud, I actually stirred myself up to speak them as if they were actually really important, as if they were urgent, and as if they really mattered! Not surprising, my prayer time not only lasted longer but it was more focused.
Jesus didn’t just pray quiet prayers, but also prayed with loud passion.