Unless the Lord build the house, its builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the City, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127:1
My House shall be a House of Prayer for all peoples (Isaiah 56:7b)
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.’ Jeremiah 29:7 (NIVUK)
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4 NIVUK)
Acts 26:17-18New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” Acts 26:17,18 (NIVUK)