Romans 12:11-12 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
There is a temple in India which is filled with bells of all sizes. I haven’t been there, but speaking with a missionary who has it is quite a confusion of sounds. No attempt is made to play together or to be harmonious. The goal is to wake the gods, so volume is all that matters. When you give an offering to the temple it determines which size bell you can ring while praying in hopes that your God will arise, listen and grant your petition.
That is completely different in our relationship with the Lord. We know God is listening. We pray to wake ourselves up. How easy is it to get so busy or be so tired that you put off until later the thing of most importance. Without prayer of course our lives will be harder. Pray…God is listening.