The simple truth is that the more we know the Lord, the more we will pray. It is a sobering reality check to admit that the way we pray is always in proportion to our realization of how much we need and depend on the Lord. Prayerlessness invariably evidences self-dependence.
Michael P.V. Barrett, God's Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel, (Greenville: Ambassador Emerald International, 2003), 121-2.