But I don’t have time for prayer! If we value our relationship with God, then we will commit our time to him. Did you know that if you took ¾ cup of beans and ¾ cup of rice, you could fit them both in just 1 cup? Only if you put the beans in first! Then, the individual grains of rice can fall between the cracks of the beans and take up less space in one cup. Similarly, if we make prayer a top priority, the other essential things will somehow still get done. “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well” – Matthew 6:33. Excerpts from “Into His Likeness” by Edward Sri.