There may be those who are so far gone in sin that there may seem to be little, or almost no ground of hope. They may have cast off all the restraints of religion, of morality, of decency; they may disregard all the counsels of parents and friends; they may be sceptical, sensual, profane; they may be the companions of infidels and of mockers; they may have forsaken the sanctuary, and learned to despise the sabbath; they may have been professors of religion, and now may have renounced the faith of the gospel altogether, but still, while there is life it is our duty to pray for them, “if peradventure God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,” 2 Tim. 2:26. “All things are possible with God;” and he has reclaimed offenders more hardened, probably, than any that we have known, and has demonstrated that there is no form of depravity which he has not the power to subdue.
Wow. Praise God! He does the work. We need to pray & be available.
God, may I never again neglect to pray, even & especially for those whom I think are impossible & will never come to know you. It just shows how I underestimate you & your power. Please forgive me for giving up when you don’t. You want to have them as your children & for your glory to be shown. May it be shown, God, and I will do my part and PRAY!