It struck me as bizarre to have a special prayer time. That's like having your friend over, then excusing yourself for a moment to go call her. The spirit of God is in us, so how is it that we need to go somewhere special to meet with Him?
At least, that's how I thought of it. And taking time for "devotions" sounds like some sort of school assignment.
I had to think it out. It's more that your friend is over, you're dealing with children, dishes maybe or making a meal, business calls, things like that. Then you stop all the other stuff and devote your attention to your friend and nothing else, no distractions. THAT'S what devotions and special prayer time is about. It makes sense after all.