As Paul gave Timothy his charge to serve God, he simultaneously said, "First of all...pray."
That's because Paul understood that our "work for God" will always reflect of our "walk with God."
"This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child... First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior..." (1 Timothy 1:18, 2:2-3)
When we pray it makes God happy.
And that makes prayer a very good place to start.
Until we reach every man…