the importance of prayer

" Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray."
- James 5:13a

"I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer." - Psalm 17:6

"Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God." - Luke 6:12

“This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
- Matthew 6:9-13

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. " - Colossians 4:2