The Church is not supposed to satisfy our earthly plans
There are people who think the Church is here, to favor our earthly plans. This is wrong, too! This is not what the Church is for. When we think of the Orthodox Church like that, we have superstitious view and consider Her like any other religion on earth. Orthodoxy is not a religion; She is the revelation of God in man, with a sole purpose to heal our whole human nature, our nous, our soul and our body!
When to pray
Normally, we are supposed to pray ceaselessly. To get used to it, we can set up a schedule to pray during certain hours within the day. In the morning, it is a very good moment for someone to practice the noetic prayer and say “Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me” with our mouth for several times.