Muslims have been bound by their religion to pray
five times a day and to pray the Friday prayer in place of zuhr on Fridays. So
you should try to make an effort to do so. The prayer occupies great importance
in a Muslim’s life and is the foremost manifestation of one’s faith. Its
objective is to remember God. People tend to forget Him and the prayer reminds
them of a superior Being before whom they must submit and consign their matters.
They must thank Him on His favours and ask for guidance from Him.
One way to become punctual in praying is to start offering
one prayer each day with an understanding of what one is praying. This will
gradually lead and induce a person to offer the other prayers. Also the fard
rak‘āt are the only obligatory ones and to start with you can just offer these
rak‘āt. The sunnah and nafl rak‘āt are not obligatory though they earn great
reward. Do make an effort to understand what you recite in your prayers. It will
have a deep impact on you.
Also do not leave your Friday prayer even if you are not
being able to say other prayers; keeping in touch with God in this manner might
one day be instrumental in bringing you more close to Him.