I tend to beat myself up for not remembering to pray, and the shame of that makes it even harder to return to my developing prayer relationship with God. Help me to simply offer my lack of prayer to God as soon as I notice it!
At some point in our growth in prayer, focus starts changing. I have not experienced this as being a simple switch – one moment focussed on self, the next focussed on God for the rest of my life. Instead, it’s been a height I sometimes rise to.