Open Doors: Soften Hearts
You can be willing to go into all the world to preach the Gospel, and you can be prepared to go, but unless God opens the doors before you, you will not get very far.
Ministers need God to open up doors of opportunity, as well as the doors of men's hearts to minister effectively. Ask God to go before them and prepare the way.
Col 4:3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
Father, You are the creator of all things. You called forth the planets with a word, and established the stars with the sound of your voice. You have authority over all the resources of the universe, and you have promised to be with Your servants, as they minister in Your name.
Lord, I ask that you would go before Bathada of India
and prepare the hearts of those they will minister to today. Reveal to them the bitterness that clouds their minds, and the deception that blocks out truth. Cause their hearts to be softened and prepared to receive the truth of Your Gospel. Let the redemptive power of the blood of Christ be laid to their account today.