We should be using prayer consistently throughout our lives in order to stay in touch with God. But many times we get caught up in our busy lives and we sometimes forget to pray and give thanks to God unless we are suffering in some form or another and we need God’s attention. Or maybe we have been good about praying and giving praise to God, but it has become so routine that we say the words without truly taking the time to think about what we are saying. Since we are only human, it is not a question of whether if it will happen or not, but merely when. This is why the church gave us the wonderful gift of Lent. It is a time that is set aside by the church to reconnect with the tools that God gave us as Christians to live the life that He has set aside for us.