Prayer is work. Unbelievers do not understand the difficulty of prayer, but those of us who are Christians know it well. Everything else in the Christian life is easier than prayer. It is far easier to read our Bibles than to pray. It is far easier to witness, to go to church, and to give to the poor than to pray. Why? The reason for this is that the closer we get to what is most important-what brings us the most spiritual power, the more opposition we are going to get from the devil, the world, and our own flesh.
-Reaching the Ear of God
Wayne Mack, pg 34