Praying our way through every situation requires a made up mind and discipline. Many have learned to pray because they too were facing a life or death situation. It really does not matter what pushes us to Pray. All I know is we have to do this, not just ourselves but for our children.
Many people exercise with others because for some reason it makes it easier. So it is with Prayer.
Iron sharpeneth iron and the family that Prays together stays together.