I will try one last time
In the morning I am reading through the book of Daniel. I read chapter 4 this morning, which in many ways falls exactly into what we are discussing here. Daniel was a very godly man---and I am sure (without a doubt) that he was praying for King Nebuchanezzar, knowing what a proud man he was. Daniel was definitely an intercessor, and most likely prayed for all of those around him.
Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and Daniel told him the interpretation. That for 7 years Nebuchanezzar would be turned into an "animal like" person due to his pride. The chapter says a year passes after Daniel tells the King the interpretation of his dream. Most likely, after a whole year, Nebuchadnezzar thought that the dream he had, and Daniel's interpretation of it were not going to be fulfilled. So, he says "Look at the Kingdom I have built" (as though he, hiumself, and not God, had given him his power and kingdom)----and it says that immediately
a voice tells him he will now become like one of the animals. So, as a result of his great pride, Nebuchadnezzar lives as a beast for 7 years.
Now---at the end of the seven years his understanding returns, and what is the first thing he does?
"When this period was over, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes to heaven; my reason was restored to me, and I blessed the Most High, I praised and glorified him who lives forever
: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures through all generations". (Daniel 4:31)
The king becomes a believer in the Most High God of Israel as a RESULT of GOD'S INTERFERENCE with his will and his life!
Now, again, I have to ask you----does God interfere and affect the wills of men? HE MOST CERTAINLY DOES.
And this gives us great confidence to continue to pray for those that SEEM to be out of reach. Sometimes those who SEEM as though they could never come to Christ are the very one's that God touches, and they are gloriously saved! God alone can humble them----just as he humbled Nebuchadnezzar----so we can pray with great hope and faith for those all around us----even the most hardened sinners. God CAN do ANYTHING-----and that is not just "conjecture".
Read Daniel 4---it is very enlightening!