Not praying, not confessing leads to doom and failure, sickness and even mental strain. Yet being in the will of God, with a clean heart before Him, gains mercy. (Proverbs 28:13). God and His Word sheds light upon our actions and thoughts. It brings to light our deeds. It shows us right from wrong and allows us the chance to come clean with God and others through prayer and confession. This puts God's plans into action! (John 3:19-21)
Are we praying . . . not just at specified times but all day? After all. many religious folks pray at certain times of the day! If we are in true relationships, with God and fellow believers, then our conversations need to be often and always! If we ant things and people (even ourselves!) to change, then we must pray more and share more!
After all, if we expect to be living eternally with God and His people, shouldn't we know them a bit better?