I present to you an excellent quote by Mr. Spurgeon:
“If they are driven to their wits’ end, they may still go to the mercy-seat….Let us never forget to pray, and let us never doubt the success of prayer… Mirth and carnal amusements are a sorry prescription for a mind distracted and despairing. Prayer will succeed where all else fails.”
Sometimes when I am distracted or despairing about something, I do not always want to pray. In fact, I can turn to other things to distract myself even more. And that never fixes anything. Prayer is the only real remedy I have.