Subject: April 13th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

And he died for all, that they that live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto him who for their sakes died and rose again. 2 Corinthians 5.15.

Let it be clearly recognized that selfishness is no less evident in prayer than it is in other areas! How strong are our opinions, desires, plans and pursuits! Self-denial must be practiced everywhere. It is just as essential in prayers as it is in action. We ought to know that we redeemed ones should live for the Lord—He who both died and now lives for us. We must live wholly for Him and seek nothing for ourselves.

We often think of prayer as an outlet for expressing what we need—as our cry to God for help. We do not see that prayer is the asking of God to fulfill His needs. We ought to understand that God’s original thought is certainly not the letting of believers achieve their own aims through prayer, rather it is God accomplishing His purpose through the prayers of the believers.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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