A Prayer for Open Doors and New Opportunities

Debbie McDaniel

iBelieve Contributing Writer
Updated May 05, 2023
A Prayer for Open Doors and New Opportunities

We may not always be able to see ahead in everything God is doing. We may not always understand His ways or timing, but we can be confident of this: He is at work.


It may not seem like it at times. Maybe we’ve struggled with feeling forgotten. Maybe we’ve believed the lie that God doesn’t care about our situation. Maybe sometimes we think we’ve lost time, missed opportunities, or blown chances along the way. We might feel as if we’ve walked through too many broken years of pain, imagining God could never work through all those hardships.

But His truth reminds us that His faithfulness and power have no end. And His ability to work in us, through us, is not all up to us. We can trust in His Sovereignty and His ways.

If the way seems unclear right now, keep your eyes on the One who is more powerful than we could ever imagine. He is the God of miracles, and nothing is too difficult for Him. We can trust Him to do what seems impossible to us. 

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A Prayer for God to Lead The Way:

A Prayer for God to Lead The Way:

Dear God,

Thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives. Thank you that your favor towards your children has no end. It lasts for eternity through the richness and power of Christ. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all our ways, that you know what concerns us and you cover us, as with a shield.

It's hard sometimes to fully let go of worries when we can't see all that you’re doing Lord. We confess our need for you because we struggle with trusting when we know that our circumstances are in need of a miracle by your hand.

But again we choose to believe, for it's in these very times where you are at work, reminding us that without you, it is truly impossible. Thank you for being the One who gives the power, the One who can open the right doors, the One who can make things possible. It leaves us nowhere to look but to you alone.

We ask for your guidance so that we might walk fully in your blessing and goodness today. We ask for your face to shine on us. We pray that you would open the right doors and opportunities for our lives and for our loved ones. We pray that you’d work powerfully to close the wrong doors too, protecting us from what we need to walk away from.

Establish the work of our hands. Bring to fulfillment all that you have given us to do in these days. We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice; please make us strong through your huge favor and grace.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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20 Verses to Remind Us, God Is Leading The Way

20 Verses to Remind Us, God Is Leading The Way

On Trusting Him

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

"Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass." 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6

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God Has a Plan and Gives Us Purpose

God Has a Plan and Gives Us Purpose

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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He Promises to Show Us the Way

He Promises to Show Us the Way

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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God Will Open the Doors

God Will Open the Doors

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

"...what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open." Isaiah 22:22

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: 'I know your deeds Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” Revelation 3:7-8

“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4

"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left…” Isaiah 54:2-3

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A Reminder for Today

A Reminder for Today

If we woke up this morning, we can be assured, God’s not finished with us yet. There is still good in store, a gift straight from His hand.

And there’s still a new season up ahead, so we never have to give up.

For He is able. He is faithful.

He is greater than anything we face in this life and much bigger than our own brokenness or weakness.

Keep moving forward in His grace and power.

God is never late. Not ever.

Until He opens the next door, keep praising and trusting Him right where you are.

May His peace and grace abound in you, more and more, as you seek to follow Him today.

Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also on Twitter and at her blog www.debbiemcdaniel.com.

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Originally published Friday, 28 January 2022.