Quasimodo, thanks for reading and responding! I don’t set a timer but I have a clock in view. Since I need to pray out loud to keep my mind from wandering all over the map, I go off by myself somewhere. If I run short of prayers in the last five or ten minutes I read Scripture passages that relate to the people I’m praying for.
I haven’t given up Facebook, but I don’t go on it near as much since I started writing and reading on Medium.