When and Where Do We Pray?
This question has a lot of different answers, and thank goodness it does. God hears your prayers no matter when or where you’re praying. Just look at the Bible. People pray in houses, in closets, on mountaintops, in deserts, late at night, early in the morning, before meals, and after battles. So maybe it doesn’t really matter where your body is during prayer and at what time you pray. Instead, it’s about where your heart is when you pray. Any time you want or need to talk with God, that's when you should pray. Any place you need to feel the influence of His love, that’s where you should pray. You don’t have to wait for the perfect time or place (or the perfect you). Just pray. God will hear you.
From the Scriptures
If you ever think there’s a time or place that’s too awkward to pray, just look at Jonah:
As You Pray
There is no wrong place or time to pray, but if you feel like you could benefit from praying in a more peaceful environment, here are some tips that can help. Whether it’s in nature or in an empty room, try praying somewhere private so you won’t be interrupted. And even though it’s common to pray right before bed, you may find it easier to focus by praying earlier in the evening when you’re not as tired. These are little adjustments, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference they can make when you’re trying to get your heart in the right place for meaningful prayer.