Jesus was a praying man. Jesus prayed because when He left glory to become one of us, He did so to the degree that he depended on the Heavenly Father, just as we have to do. He rose up early to pray, He went apart from His disciples to pray, and He sent the multitudes away so that He might pray. If He needed to pray, how much more do I need to pray?
Volumes have been written and seminars have been conducted on prayer. There are some things that will hinder effective praying, but usually when these hindrances are a part of one’s life, he doesn’t pray.
The devil fights the person who sets out to pray, because he knows that prayer is talking to God, and he doesn’t want us talking to Him. When we talk to God, we commune with the One who who can do all things, the One with whom there is nothing impossible.
We can, and should, grow in our understanding of prayer, but a good starting place is to simply start practicing it. It has been said that the biggest tragedy in prayer is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. Have you prayed about your situation?