She was 40 before she had much of a prayer life, and admitted that she prayed for her hour of prayer to be over. Then St. Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) had a mystical encounter with an image of the wounded Jesus, and the floodgates opened.
St. Teresa of Ávila,
my prayer time is dry.
Help me to accept
this time in the spiritual desert
and to continue praying
even when it seems
God is ignoring me.
Try a different style of prayer today, perhaps the Divine Mercy Chaplet if you typically pray spontaneous prayers, or spontaneity if you usually offer a rosary.