The Bible says, “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” A prayer offered in faith is saving faith. However, most unbelievers do not know how to pray or are intimidated by the thought of praying about something as serious as salvation. Because of this it is often easier, and kinder, to offer to lead them in a prayer. The prayer isn’t magic, it is an expression of repentance and faith. For the evangelist, it is taking a lost soul by the hand and leading them gently to the savior.