My schedule is filled with going to school, doing sports, and hanging out with friends. I would really like to have time to pray more often and to go to church, but it just doesn't work out. How can I change that without giving up my other activities?

M.B. – Germany

It's great to have such a full life with friends and activities. Sometimes, though, it means having to make some choices, especially if you want more time for spiritual reflection. We all usually find time to do what is most important to us—no matter what. One more hour of sleep, or time for prayer? Jesus taught his friends about priorities. He said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt. 6:33). It may seem that you'll lose out on something if you follow this advice. But be prepared for awesome things to happen when you love God enough to make Him/Her your first priority.

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