I thought of the statement in the title of this post, which I took to heart when I heard it, as I read the following statement:
"Fundamentally, I think, it starts by making a commitment to pray, to “waste time with God,” as I put it. This isn’t to imply that prayer is a waste of time; not at all! It’s meant to convey that we need to be in the daily habit of wasting time in a positive way with Him, of listening to His voice in silence and in Scripture, of praising Him, thanking Him, saying we’re sorry, asking for help, asking for vision, and so much more."
From Pray, Fast, Think: An Interview with Father John Riccardo