Because the interminable lines give you time to pray.
What you need for prayer is NOT money, nor talent, nor poetic words, nor theological profundity. What you need is time.
And that’s what the Department of Motor Vehicles gives you lots and lots and lots while you wait only to find out that you’re in the wrong line or that you don’t have some obscure piece of paper and you’ll have to come back tomorrow.
Also good for prayer:
- bank lines
- mechanic shop
- dry cleaning lines
- meetings! (Let the boss drone on about what he thinks is important. In your head, pray.)
- airports and flights
- cell phone
- Twitter (Why don’t you tweet God instead?)
- did I say “cell phone?”
These are just some of multitudinous ways of distracting yourself from what is truly important: prayer. Money is not the most precious resource; time is. God really appreciates all the time you make for Him!