Prayer is not a footnote to evangelism. It is the priority! It is the plow that prepares the soil of the heart to receive the seed of God’s Word and the heart of the sower to plant it there. When we pray we are changed first, then the recipient of our prayers are prepared to hear and believe the gospel.
In the apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, he prayed that they would remember the power of God that prepared them to hear and believe the gospel. We can pray that God would powerfully prepare the “one” which He has called us to reach with the gospel.