When we pray continually*, God will enlighten us as to what we must do in each situation, even the most difficult. God will speak in our heart, He will find ways. Of couse, we can combine prayer with fasting. That is, when we are faced with a serious problem or dilemma, we should approach it with much prayer and fasting. That's how I have dealt with things often.
*Elder Porphyrios is
referring to the prayer of the heart, known as the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus
Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."