"Prayer—which is simply talking with God—is considered a critical aspect of faith. One prophet blurted, ‘Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you’ (1 Sam. 12:23 (TNIV)). Prayer is not some kind of pious decoration; it is the breath of the human soul. Unfortunately, some of us don’t breathe as often as we should—and it shows."