We live in a very distracting time. Paul did too.
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”Colossians 3:1-2 ESV
Consider this challenge: begin your day with at least 3 chapters of Scripture each morning. Try three chapters a day from this plan: http://bible.com/r/P
(I go through this once a year to supplement the McCheyne plan.) The Essential 100 gives a great reminder of God’s faithfulness to us.
If you’re struggling to “get something” from your reading, try reading more. The longer time in God’s word will give your heart and mind a chance to shift from this world to Him. In my life, I’ve experienced that it happens when we read more. Then our prayer becomes more meaningful as our heart and mind are tuned in. One more thought, if you use the ESV, or a translation that has audio, listen as you read. By listening and reading, I’ve seen things following someone else’s speed and cadence that I would have missed.
And remember you only need to do this on the days you plan to breathe.