We now know this was wrong. It is possible to communicate with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The texters do it.
You scold your kids for texting at the table, but why? You text in the boss’s meeting. People are constantly texting in church (hey! no hypocrisy here — I’m guilty also). Some people, if they wake up at 3 a.m, empty their bladder and inbox at the same time. Others keep the phone by the pillow.
I’m a teacher, so I know about texting answers. Some students are so proficient, they text in their pockets without evening removing the device to see what they’re spelling. How they see the response is still a mystery for me; I’m the teacher and can’t figure out all their tricks.
So don’t pan prayer without ceasing. It can be done! (If you can stop texting long enough to say Hi to God!)
If you have needs (I do), then text them to God.