Prayer is not some useless activity. Regular prayer is a sort of spiritual agility training. Cultivating a regular prayer life is a way of developing a spiritual tool that is adaptable to all sorts of crisis situations. We are well-advised to not wait for the spiritual crisis to come crashing down upon us. If we get in the habit now, when times are good, of engaging in regular conversation with the Lord, we will find the channel is more readily available in the hour of our greatest need. In the still point of the crisis, it is our humility, confidence, focus, and trust in God that will see us through.