What is the connection between the practice of prayer and the practice of ministry?
The responses to this question could fill many pages of many books. (My own responses fill many posts in this blog.)
The connections we make between prayer and ministry also depend on how we understand each practice.
I grew up in a noisy, talkative tradition, where prayer was mostly words and communication with God – in the power of the Spirit and in the name of Jesus. In that same tradition, ministry was something white men called by God did. How they prayed outside of public worship was mostly hidden and unclear to me.