I've not used openbgpd in years, so, I'll give you some theory which you can apply to your configuration.
A provider can send you routes. Typically they will send 'default', 'customers', or 'full'. A default route is just that, 0.0.0.0/0 is announced to you and you know to reach 0.0.0.0/0 (any IP) through them. Your situation makes it sound like both providers are handing you a default route, and most likely, the one with the lower ASN is getting all of the traffic (ASN being the tiebreaker when a packet can go to multiple destinations and the AS paths are equal length, etc.).
A 'customers' feed would have them announce every route that is directly connected to them. If you have a provider like Level3, you would likely see half the internet through this feed. If your other provider has a lower ASN, they would get any traffic that was not directly connected to the peer announcing their customer routes to you.
A 'full' feed will have route announcements for every site that a provider knows how to get to - not just those that are directly connected.
You should be able to do something like:
show ip bgp summary (IOS command)
which should list the number of prefixes received somewhere.
If both of your existing providers are sending you a default route, then your connection is currently set up for failover. Provider A goes down, you would then route to Provider B. If you take customer feeds from both along with the default route, traffic would flow to the provider that has the shortest ASpath to reach a given address, and would fall back to the default route if it couldn't find the address. If you got a full feed from both, depending on the overlap between the providers, you would send traffic out the 'best' path to each.
On one of our border routers, I show 310540 active routes, make sure you have enough RAM and have configured the machine to handle the routes from both providers if you take full routes. You might experiment with taking customer routes from both until you get more comfortable. Or take customer routes from the smaller provider of the two and see how things change.
This still doesn't 'load balance' or split the traffic evenly and depending on your traffic. You might find that one provider still gets the lion's share of traffic. At this point, you would need to do some prefix/route maps to adjust traffic to prefer one peer or the other.
Once you set up route maps or an ASN match to shift your traffic, if the destination site goes down, and their route is removed from that provider, your router would still send the traffic out the other connection. BGP is somewhat self-healing.
What we've done is we have a few maps defined that match based on the ASN.
Juniper makes this easier than using communities, though, you can do either.
Our prefix lists see if the destination is a particular ASN, and if it is, it goes through the _TO map. If the ASN is listed in _THROUGH, it'll prefer that provider. Since one of our providers has a direct connection to AT&T, PROVIDER_B_THROUGH matches on 7018|7019 (and a few other ASNs) so that AT&T traffic defaults to Provider B. Even though AT&T is reachable from both, we prefer to send it though Provider B.
I'm sure openbgpd has similar methods.