The days activities become so routine we can almost close our eyes and momentum will keep us on that same track that we follow each day. When it comes to prayer and giving thanks to God it should be the same. However, there is more evil in the world then ever. Does that mean God has less of a presence? No it does not. It means that there are more lost souls out there. God is where he has always been. We who believe need to continue our "works". We need to give unconditionally from our hearts. And most of all we need to teach our children of God's mighty presence amongst us.
Deuteronomy 4:10 How on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’