South'rn Baptist?? Well that 'plains alot 'bout ya'll.
Actually, I'm Catholic, and in my church our pastor actually did
mention praying for those who have turned to evil. Now me personally? I participated in the prayer because I am a human being, but lately, in private, I tend to focus my prayers on those lives that were lost. But that is just me.
But I understand what you are saying.
But, I also believe in free will, so a part of me believes that praying for those "lost souls" won't do any good but perhaps make ME feel better.
Take care, Trace. See ya around.