禱告使聖徒領會他們需要將禱告和禁食聯合,好得著信心和權柄,而發出信心和權柄的禱告(徒十三2~3,十四23)。

Acts 13:2-3—And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for Me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

徒十四23—二人在各召會中為他們選立了長老,又禁食禱告,就把他們交託所信入的主。

For further reading please refer to 倪柝聲文集,, vol. 22, “The Prayer Ministry of the Church,” pp. 203-204.