That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Genesis 18:25 KJV
Understanding the heart of God should embolden the resolve of the intercessor to plead on behalf of the people.
God is the final judge and is moved by compassionate prayer.
Don’t give up on the lost because the righteous are few.