My priest couldn’t quite answer this to my satisfaction.
Suppose I pray for a struggling unbeliever to be healed and come to Christ. They had free will - my priest emphasized this - so they can reject that blessing.
However, I’ve come across cases in which God presents Himself to an unbeliever in such a way that they are brought to faith, whereas otherwise they never would have.
So, should I pray for an unbeliever to come to faith and whatever else I pray for them? Is there too big of a risk they will simply reject the blessing? Or does God only bless believers who pray and are prayed for?
If you have a story of a miracle happening to an unbeliever in this way, I’d love to hear it!