If we look at the events that occur during the end of days in the Bible, they’re all coming to pass right before our eyes. There are wars, division, people are lovers of money, and abusive. Seeing that all of this must come to pass before the return of Jesus, one may question the purpose of praying for the world or praying for people who seem to be “too far gone.” One may ask, “What’s the point?”

Well, the reason we continue to pray for a positive outcome in the world and intercede on the behalf of lost people, even though terrible times are inevitable, is compassion. If Jesus would have had this “what’s the point” attitude at Calvary, knowing everyone won’t take advantage of His sacrifice, we all would be lost. Jesus was able to carry out His mission, knowing all of us wouldn’t accept Him, because He had compassion on the few that would. 

That same compassion should overflow in our lives. It should overflow on the affairs in the world and the people we view as lost. Although we know everything is not going to turn out well for this world and everyone in it, we continue to intercede because of our compassion for the few. 

Our prayers are not in vain. That one prayer can change a person’s life, positively impact a community, and possibly save one soul. Every bit counts. So, don’t give up on compassion. It’s the fuel that helps us continue to do the will of God. 

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.