I enjoy taking the time to talk to the Universe either by focusing on what my goals are or being thankful for what I have.
I take a few minutes everyday before I go to bed to remember what had happened throughout the day and say and be thankful for the events... even the "bad" ones.... the people who had come into my life and the lessons that I've learned. I also think out and plan the next day and focus on my books and ask for the openness and creativity to finish them.
My time with God isn't only at night but whenever I think, feel, experience or see something that affects me. I will say thank you and graciously accept it. Even though I'm not religious I am spiritual and I feel much happier and aware because of it.