We must never understimate the value of prayer in our everyday lifestyle! It is so important that we make prayer a daily habit, and not just pray whenever it suits us or whenever we have a problem.
Prayer is the way we communicate with God - our provider, friend and Father. As we make prayer a daily habit, starting our day with prayer, and praying throughout the day, we develop and amazing intimate relationship with Him, and our lives will be changed
for the better in so many ways.
I would like to quote Os Hillman in one of his devotionals called "A Remnant
that Prays", for he puts it beautifully:
"prayer is to God's will as rails are to a train. The locomotive is full of power: it is capable of running a thousand miles a day. But if there are no rails, it cannot move forward a single
inch. If it dares to move without them, it will soon sink into the earth. It may be able to travel over great distances, yet it cannot go to any place where no rails have been laid. And such is the relation between prayer and God's work. Without any doubt
God is almighty and He works mightily, but He will not and cannot work if you and I do not labor together with Him in prayer, prepare the way for His will, and pray "with all prayer and supplication" (Eph. 6:18) to grant Him the maneuverability to so work.
Many are the things, which God wills to do, and would like to do, but His hands are bound because His children do not sympathize with Him and have not prayed so as to prepare ways for Him."