1 “Masters, grant your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way that I ought to proclaim it. 5Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”
Masters: Just as slaves are to work hard for their masters and love them, masters are to treat their employees well. This is because they also have a master in heaven, God Himself. This reality is to create a humble attitude in the employer.
Devote yourselves to prayer: Paul is not speaking of a religious prayer regimen to practice in a certain place in a certain posture. Instead, he is speaking of having an ongoing dialogue with the Father, Son, and Spirit.
God will open up to us a door: Paul is not talking about praying people to belief. We cannot, and God will not, force faith on people. However, Paul does ask for prayer that more opportunities to share the Gospel would arise.
Your speech must always be with grace: As we soak in God’s grace, we can give it away freely. This occurs in our responses to people. Christians can either treat people rudely and belligerently, or they can expose them to the love of Christ through meaningful interactions.