Many of us have the wrong idea about prayer and solitude. We think these parts of life are what you do while you're waiting to do something really important. In that sense, we view prayer as equivalent to a football team doing pregame warm-up drills. Everyone knows that the drills only get the team ready for the big game. There is a real sense, however, in which prayer isn't the pre-game at all. Prayer is where the battles of life are won and lost.
- Bob Briner
(Source : Leadership Lessons of Jesus)