Like most things, I suppose, moths have a good and bad side. There are silkworm moths and moths that eat fibers such as silk. Moths can be major pests for crops and the gypsy moth has devastated forests in the northeastern U.S.
What do moths have to do with prayer, you might be wondering at this point. Like moths, several things can have both good and bad effects on our prayer life. My smart phone, for example, can provide me with an app for the Bible so that I can read it anywhere. But my smart phone can also distract me with email, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Spiritual books can be an aid to my prayer life. But they can also take up my time so that none is left for prayer. I can read commentaries on the Scriptures, and never get around to reading Scripture itself. Since I have started keeping my prayer journal exclusively on the computer, not in a notebook, I find distractions on my computer and around my desk. Distractions are also outside the window where I can watch the squirrels, the butterflies and the moths.
Jesus, help me to focus on you and not the distractions.