“Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.” Acts 13:3 The first-century church in Antioch experienced a time of exiting growth when “a great number believed and turned to the Lord” (Acts 11:21). As a result, Barnabas and Saul came to teach the new believers. But along with the hard work, they took time to seek the Lord through prayer and fasting. Through this, God revealed His plan for taking the gospel into Asia. Few people can take two years off to think and plan. But all of us can build time into our schedule to seek the Lord earnestly through prayer. As we open our hearts and minds to God, He will be faithful to reveal the steps of life and service that honor Him.