“…At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.” Colossians 4:3-4
God uses people to spread the message of the good news of the Gospel so that He can transform their lives. And just like the Apostle Paul and his co-workers, they dedicated their lives for the cause of Christ and by the grace of God; those who have heard the message, have surrendered their lives to the Lord. And just like the Apostle Paul and his co-workers, they also need our prayers so that God will give them the opportunity to declare the Gospel clearly and effectively. One thing that we notice in Paul’s prayer request is that he did not ask anything for himself, not even his freedom from imprisonment. He only wanted the opportunity to declare and effectively proclaim the Gospel. Therefore we can also find here several principles regarding prayer requests. Our prayer requests should not be self-centered, it should be according to God’s will, and it should result in glorifying God. So keep praying, especially for the conversion of sinners, for the ministry of Christ and for the Glory of God.
Lord thank you for the ministers You have sent to share with us the message of the Gospel. We pray that You send Your Holy Spirit to guide them to teach the Holy Bible’s truth so more people would be converted to holiness and come to know You and Your great love for us. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.