Is it wrong to pray for non-believers?


One thing I am noticing when I am praying is that I pray for non-believers to somehow find Jesus and God. Is it wrong to pray for them?


Praying that nonbelievers might hear the gospel is a wonderful prayer. Paul offered similar prayers, "Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved" (Romans 10:1). And with that we can pray for opportunities to help and the wisdom to recognize those opportunities. Note Paul's request for prayers: "praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-- and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (Ephesians 6:18-20).