I loved this quote on prayer from Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life—it really drives home the importance of prayer.
Did God call us to preach without ceasing? Or teach without ceasing? Or have committee meetings without ceasing? No, but he did call us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
Did Jesus declare: My house shall be called a house of study? Fellowship? Music? A house of exposition? A house of activities? No, but he did say, “My house will be called a house of prayer” (Mark 11:17 NIV).