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Praying for an Open Door (Colossians 4:2-3)

Introductory Thoughts

Every unsaved person will have windows of opportunities when he becomes most receptive to the gospel of Christ. The Devil works hard to keep people in darkness and will distract them by every means necessary (i.e., the death of a loved one, a crying child, a ringing phone, busyness, etc.). The salvation of a soul involves a spiritual battle that can only be won by the Lord’s intervention. There is a window of time when the lost are most receptive to the gospel, likewise suggesting only a window of opportunity for the saved to speak for Christ. This is the very reason the apostle Paul stressed the importance of the saints of God beseeching the Lord to open to them a door of utterance (Ephesians 6:19).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): When Philip heard the eunuch reading from Isaiah, he asked him if he understood what he was reading. The eunuch admitted that he needed help. A simple question became Philips open door to tell the eunuch about the Lord (Acts 8:30-38).
  • (For everyone): Do you remember how the Devil tried to distract you from your need to be saved? What has he done to keep your loved ones from considering their need to be saved? Why is it so important to pray for an open door?
  • Pauls prayer was not only for the open door of the hearer of the gospel, but also for the open door of the one giving the gospel. When is the last time you prayed for an open door?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to open a door of utterance for you.
  • Ask God to open doors for others to speak to your loved ones.


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