Personally, I struggle with pray. I have a hard time sitting still. But what I know about prayer is that it is necessary for my development and growth as an apprentice of Jesus Christ. I pray constantly that God will make me a better pray-er. I recognize the power available through prayer. I recognize that strength beyond anything I can muster on my own is available through prayer.
But more than that, prayer is about connecting to the Father.
Here are two very good articles on prayer by Philip Yancey
The Word on the Street
For God’s Sake