Yes, but how? do I keep on praying when all I see is fear and discouragement regarding those for whom I'm praying? Jesus taught us to pray according to scripture and here are a few suggestions:
*Pray Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them
*Pray God would incline their hearts to His testimonies
*Pray they would respond in faith to Jesus' faithful persistent call
2 Peter 3:9
I use the Psalms daily to turn into prayers for myself and others.
"Lord I pray you would help me to seek you with all my heart, may I not wander from your commands" (Psalm 119:10 prayed as a prayer for myself.)
God's Word can be turned into prayers. Try it.