When it comes to tefilah, many are focused on proper timing as dictated by the Shulchan Aruch. When can we start? When must we finish? Though there is a proper time frame for each of the tefilos, if we consider the question “When is the proper time for tefilah?” the answer might surprise us. The Rambam (Hilchos B’rachos 10:26) states: “A person should always cry out [to Hashem] over future possibilities, asking for mercy.” Therefore, the answer to our question is: ALWAYS. Whenever we have a need, the ideal and epitome is to always ask Hashem for help.