It is so easy for me to think that praying about something won't really make a difference... but here are some verses that struck me today about the great importance of prayer:
"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word,...."
Colossians 4:2-3 (first part of 3)
"... always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God."
Colossians 4:12 (second half of verse)
Wow. Obviously, prayer is VERY important! I need to remember these verses! Words like "Devote" and "always laboring earnestly" are NOT casual "it-doesn't-really-matter-that-much" kind of words. Those are STRONG words. Prayer does matter - a lot!!!