One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer at three in the afternoon. Acts 3:1
Disciplined prayer arises from two things:
You may decide to spend more time in prayer, but then you find that everything seems to militate against it.
One of the forgotten verses in the Book of Acts is the opening verse of chapter 3. The chapter goes on to describe how Peter and John healed the crippled man, but what is interesting is that it happened when they were on their way to the temple to pray. We see that even when the Spirit was present in great power, these early disciples were not afraid to go by a schedule. At this high peak in the history of the church it would seem that the first Christians still observed set times of prayer.
The principle is that if you live by the disciplined impulse, you will get the spontaneous impulse as well .....
You never outgrow the need to pray. It is my job, not only as a Christian minister but also as a child of God, never to excuse myself again for what I haven't done regarding time spent in prayer.