The second commandment that Jesus left us is " Love one another as I have loved you"
This love for our neighbours is therefore essential. However, prayer gives another dimension to this devotion for others and will give a stronger meaning to our service.
Through prayer, our relations to the people we serve will become different. We can even consider that prayer will help us to have a clearer view of our service, and never consider ourselves as indispensable. Prayer could also help us ask the true question ; why do we choose to serve ? For them or for ourselves ? ( to help us have a clearer consciousness ?)