Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds and establish prayer and give zakah will have their reward with their Lord, and there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.
(Surah Baqara Verse 277)
Prayer is the first act of worship prior to the Shahadah. It is what distinguishes us from other religions. Prayer is the pathway to success in this world and the Hereafter. It is also the first question to be asked by Allah.