I have preached a message more than once about the subject–Are the lost really lost? In other words do those that do not know Jesus Christ really go to Hell and the Biblical answer is a definite yes. They go to Hell if they are your family or not, they go to Hell if they have heard or not, they go to Hell if you like it or not! We must pray for the lost! We must be begging God to work in the lives of lost people. He has chosen to work through the prayers of His people. I try to mention your names nearly everyday in prayer. I try to pray for our missionaries and their works. I know that God wants to work and He wants us to ask Him to work. Let us be a people of prayer.
The seventeenth-century English Puritan Richard Baxter wrote,
Oh, if you have the hearts of Christians or of men in you, let them yearn towards your poor ignorant, ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step betwixt them and death and hell; many hundred diseases are waiting ready to seize on them, and if they die unregenerate, they are lost forever. Have you hearts of rock, that cannot pity men in such a case as this? If you believe not the Word of God, and the danger of sinners, why are you Christians yourselves? If you do believe it, why do you not bestir yourself to the helping of others? (cited in I.D.E. Thomas, ed., A Puritan Golden Treasury [Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1977], 92)