Sometimes it takes a story to help us realize just how much of a difference prayer makes.
We have friends in India who picked two villages to visit. One of the villages they prayed for and the other they did not. When they later went in to proclaim the good news of Jesus, the village they had not prayed for threw them out. In the other village, the one they had prayed for, 45 families became believers.
We so easily take prayer for granted without realizing its incredible potential power.