WHY SHOULD YOU PRAY?
Jesus was constantly in prayer. Likewise, you too, need alone time with Him. Communicating with God actively demonstrates your desire for His presence in your life and your faith in His existence. He already knows the desires of your heart but wants you to make that effort to COMMUNICATE with Him.
Prayer keeps you open to what God has for you. It allows him to MOLD you, TEACH you, and GUIDE you.