Sometimes we treat prayer as though it’s a due we must pay in order to earn favor with God. But really, it’s a way of connecting with God. And it produces the fruit we need in life: love, peace, patience, wisdom, etc.
It’s like tapping into a pipeline of resources that are available to us, if we’re willing to do the work of trapping into it. It’s not hard work, but it does require some discipline.
Just as we need bodily nutrition, we need spiritual nutrition.