praying for missions {week 5}

From Colossians 4:
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
We're returning to this passage in Colossians 4 this week. Before asking for clarity in his message, Paul asks for doors to be opened. He desires new opportunities to share the gospel, extending his ministry.

We have dreams for the extension of Maisha Kamili. We have ideas of areas we want to start working in. Keeping in mind that, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps," (Proverbs 16:9) we pray that God will open and close doors for us according to his will - that when the time comes for us to advance in ministry: the way will be cleared, bureaucracy minimized, and officials eager to assist us. We pray also that any plans we make are made at the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

(The A through F method of praying for missionaries is taught in Disciple's Prayer Life: Walking in Fellowship with God, by T.W. Hunt and Catherine Walker.)