Just recently I read in My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers makes the statement that "Prayer does not fit us for the greater work. It is the greater work." Ouch.
I think most of us see prayer as this vehicle that gets me WHAT God wants me to have or moves me to WHERE God wants me to be. As if prayer is the great "assister" in the grand scheme. Prayer is not the vehicle, it's the destination. God desires me on my knees, on my face, communing with Him.
I often find myself wanting more to be used by God for His purposes than wanting to hang out at His feet and fellowship with Him. I'm missing the point.
Prayer is the greater work.
Matthew 26: 40-41
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
2 Chronicles 7:14