Exchange the words “internet” for “God” and “router” for “prayer”, and you get a common teaching about how prayer works. You keep connected to God, it is sometimes said, by staying close to him in prayer, let your focus on your prayer life wander and you ‘lose the signal’. Wander too far and you may lose your connection altogether.
I'm not convinced by this argument.
The other kind of router, the wired one, is exactly what it says. Your computer is permanently connected to the router with a wire. The disadvantage is obvious; you can never be further than a cable’s length from your router. The advantage, though, is that you are permanently connected to the internet and your signal is always full strength.
It’s actually the wired router which more closely represents the nature of your relationship to God and prayer. You can’t lose your connection. Whether you surf once a day for twenty minutes or whether you connect only briefly at odd moments throughout the day makes no difference to the quality of your connection to the Web. It’s always full strength.
Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers.” John 15:5-6