Luqman (alaihi salaam) instructions to his Son: “O My Son! Keep up Prayer And Enjoin The Good And Forbid The Evil, And Bear Patiently That Which Befalls You; Surely These Acts Require Courage”. 31. Surah Luqman: Ayah 17

Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu) Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) Said: “The Congregational Prayer Of Anyone Amongst You is More Than Twenty (five or twenty-seven) times in reward Than His Prayer in The market or in his House, for if he performs ablution completely and then goes to the mosque with the sole intention of performing the prayer, and nothing urges him to proceed to the mosque except the prayer, then, on every step which he takes towards the mosque, he will be raised one degree or one of his sins will be forgiven. The angels will keep on asking Allah’s forgiveness and blessings for every one of you so long as he keeps sitting at his praying place. The angels will say, ‘O Allah, bless him! O Allah, be merciful to him!’ as long as he does not do Hadath or a thing which gives trouble to the other.” The Prophet further said, “One is regarded in prayer so long as one is waiting for the prayer.” Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 34 Sales and Trade , Number 330

Qualities of those who keep Prayers
Surely man is created of a hasty temperament. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 19

Being greatly grieved when evil afflicts him. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 20

And niggardly when good befalls him. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 21

Except Those Who Pray. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 22

Those Who Are Constant At Their Prayer. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 23

And Those in Whose Wealth There is A Fixed Portion. 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 24

For Him Who Begs And For Him Who is Denied (good). 70. Surah Al-Ma’arij : Ayah 25

Call Upon Me, I Will Answer You; Surely Those Who Are Too Proud For My Service Shall Soon Enter Hell Abased.40. Surah Momin: Ayah 60

It is Narrated On The Authority Of Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu) That:” When The Son Of Adam Recites The Ayat Of Sajdah (Prostration) And Then Falls Down in Prostration, The Satan Goes into Seclusion And Weeps And Says: Alas, And in The Narration Of Abu Kuraib The Words Are: Woe Unto Me, The Son Of Adam Was Commanded To Prostrate, And He Prostrated And Paradise Was Entitled To Him And I Was Commanded To Prostrate, But I Refused And Am Doomed To Hell.” Sahih Muslim : Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 144

It is Narrated On The Authority Of Jabir (Radi Allah Anhu) That He Heard The Apostle (may peace and blessings be upon him) Saying ” Verily Between Man And Between Polytheism And Unbelief is The Negligence Of Prayer.” Sahih Muslim : Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 146

Best Deed
It is Narrated On The Authority Of ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud (Radi Allah Anhu) That He Observed. I Asked The Messenger Of Allah (Sallalahu Allaihi wasallam) Which Deed Was The Best. He (the Holy Prophet) Replied: Prayer At its Appointed Hour.
I (again) said: Then what?
He (the Holy Prophet) Replied: Kindness to the parents.
I (again) said: Then what?
He replied: Earnest endeavor (Jihad) in the cause of Allah.
And I would have not ceased asking more questions but out of regard (for his feelings). Sahih Muslim : Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 151

It is reported on the authority of ‘Abdullah (Radi Allah Anhu) that the Apostle of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) observed: “The best of’ the deeds or deed is the (observance of) prayer at its proper time and kindness to the parents.” Sahih Muslim : Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 155