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Scripture tells us to pray for all men. That probably means that we pray for some of His own and others who are not.
Charles Spurgeon once said something that might have some bearing on the question: "If the Lord had put a yellow stripe down the backs of the elect, I'd go up and down the street lifting up shirt tails, finding out who had the yellow stripe, and then I'd give them the gospel. But God didn't do it that way. He told me to preach the gospel to every creature that 'whosoever will may come.'"
The gospel call is free to all men. Consequently, we pray for all men. God will redeem His own (John 6:43-45) assuredly and certainly.
"I hold that belief in God is not merely as reasonable as other belief, or even a little or infinitely more probably true than other belief; I hold rather that unless you believe in God you can logically believe in nothing else." --Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987)
"Christian, let God's distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon your heart to greatly fear the Lord! Remember also that this fear of the Lord is His treasure, a choice jewel, given only to favorites, and to those who are greatly beloved." --John Bunyan (1628-1688)
It always seems odd to me that people make a great show of all manner of ecstatic worship; yet the most marvelous worship -- that for which John says is thing for which we purify ourselves (1 John 3:2-3) -- right in the very presence of the Lamb, is so rarely mentioned. Once that actually takes place, I cannot imagine anyone who truly loves His appearing, will want to be anywhere else.
Paul tells us when we die we go home to be with the Lord.
Scripture tells us that during the Millennium Jesus will rule and reign on earth. How it all occurs scripture does not detail and that only leaves speculation which serves no real purpose and is dangerous way to handle God's word.
"When I heard those parts of the Scriptures read in the Church which extol the grace of God, and lower the free-will of man, for example, 'It is not of him that willeth, or of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy,' and many similar passages, -- this doctrine of grace was very disagreeable to my ungrateful mind. But afterwards I began to perceive some few distant rays of light respecting this matter. I seemed to see, but by no means clearly, that the grace of God is prior, both in nature and in time, to any good actions that men can possibly perform; and I return thanks to God, from whom proceeds every good thing, for thus freely enlightening my understanding." --Thomas Bradwardine (1290-1349)