Prayer can become a check in the box, at meals, before bed, etc. When this happens, we cut ourselves off to a much deeper level of understanding and experience.
Finding a depth of prayer is made harder by our physical world. One that can consume us and offer little space for quiet and contemplation.
When I'm able to escape the daily grind, often the place I'm most physically alone, is the place I actually feel the least alone. It is a space where I can listen and experience knowledge that is eternal.