When we were missionaries in Turkey, I went because I believed that in a nation of over 70 million people, everyone could be saved. I see this belief as fundamental to our understanding of missions according to the Bible.
Are you reading God’s Word, requesting God’s will, and receiving God’s way?
Prayer is general while supplication is the specific asking of God for petition in behalf of ourselves or others. Fasting is practiced when you are so burdened for something and like Daniel you have no appetite anyway. This is when food doesn’t interest you. Sackcloth and ashes involves humility but the Pharisees made a mockery of it.
A better alternative to the Calvinist position which necessitates that it pleased God to create man to freely choose to sin is that He created beings in His image with otherwise choice (libertarian freedom), which seems to include the reality that one cannot guarantee that such beings will not use that freedom to sin so long as that possibility is within their range of options (which is essential to the concept at the point of creation and is not so at the point of eternity).
God created man knowing that he would choose to sin, but had so designed man that it was not predetermined that he would ultimately choose to sin, and it also includes that God surely did not desire for him to sin;