Prayer is so important. I have always said that prayer was important but for many years I did not act like I thought it was important. God continues to call us to prayer through His Spirit and His word. More recently I have been overwhelmed by the need for prayer and fasting. There is a crazy world out there with a very real enemy. God's people need to continue in this Spiritual battle through prayer.
I believe that the Holy Spirit will bring to mind things we should be praying for and will burden our hearts causing us to pray. I also believe that we live in a very distracting environment so we tend to ignore this call to prayer. So as we fight back against the world's pressure and continue to pray. There are ways to help us remember to pray. Such as Echo Prayer. it has been around for awhile but I have just been reminded of it.
I think echo prayer is genius. It is a website that will send you reminder texts or emails with different prayer requests. You can set up different times to send specific prayer reminders or set it to send you random prayer requests that you have previously entered.
So it can remind you to prayer for a missionary at a certain time of the day that they might feel spiritual attacks on a consistent basis or remind you to pray for specific events such as a neighbor's surgery that maybe taking place next week.
I would encourage you to check it out and/or follow the Holy Spirit's calling to pray: )
Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulations, be constant in prayer.