One of the most important things we ask of our partners is prayer. In the book of Revelation, as John is peering into God's throne room anticipating the renewal of all things, we're told that the sweet incense ushering and guiding the lamb to begin the restorative work is the prayers of God's people (Revelation 5:8).
Prayers are not merely desperate pleas offered a greater power in times of need. We shouldn't throw them up in the air like we're tossing money into a vending machine. Prayers are conversations with our loving Father. They are lines of communication between a general and a soldier. They are the proof of our dependance and they are the beginning of our reliance.
Without the consistent and regular prayer of our people, enacting dependance on our God, we'd be ill equipped to do anything of significance. So we must ask and seek and knock and discover the increase of God's Spirit to work through us (Luke 11:1-13)