Sin, selfishness, an unforgiving spirit -- what searchlights these words are! Many a splendid life to-day is an utter cipher in the spirit atmosphere because of some such hindrance. And God's great love-plan for His prodigal world is being held back; and lives being lost even where ultimately souls shall be saved because of the lack of human prayer partners.
May we not well pray: -- Search me, oh God, and know my heart and help me know it; try me and know my innermost, undermost thoughts and purposes and ambitions, and help me know them; and see what way there be in me that is a grief to Thee; and then lead me -- and here the prayer may be a purpose as well as a prayer -- lead me out of that way unto Thy way, the way everlasting. For Jesus' sake; aye for men's sake, too.