Look up Genesis 21:14-17. There are three different kinds of prayer. The first type is just words. Praying just to say that we prayed is not the best thing to do. We should pray with fervency, not just so that we can say that we did. The second type is meditation or thinking. The third type is crying due to a broken heart which is what Hagar did. Regardless of how we pray, we need to do it. Having a set time to pray will significantly help in our prayer life.