Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. - Mt 6:31-33 (ESV)
The context shows that the words point to the “seeking” of prayer, rather than of act, though the latter meaning is, of course, not excluded. What is thus to be sought is “the kingdom of God”... the higher spiritual life in its completeness, for ourselves and for others; and with it we are to seek “His righteousness,” that which, being perfect beyond the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, must be His gift to us, and therefore to be sought in prayer. One who seeks for this may well be content to leave all else in his Father’s hands. Even without his asking “they shall be added unto him” in such measure as is best for him. - Ellicott
Ellicott comments that to seek means to pray first and foremost, rather than to act or do good works (Luke 12:33). He mentions that it is implied in the context, which I assume is the preceding section on prayer and perhaps other scripture on how to combat worry and anxiousness with prayer (Phil 4:6).
Can anyone provide support for or against Ellicott?