Prayer is talking to God. It is as important as breathing. Jesus, in His early life here on earth, showed us how prayer is important to His relationship with His Father in heaven. He OFTEN withdrew to lonely places and PRAY (Luke 5:16).
As Christians, we desire to be like CHRIST. To be like Him, we should pray often. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Because the more we talk to God, the more we get close to Him, the more we become like Jesus.