Wesley Covenant Prayer

John Wesley by Duncan Harris on FlickrOur Songs of Hope prayer for 2Apr17 is the “Wesley Covenant Prayer”. John Wesley expected all Methodist Christians to pray this self-dedication prayer at least once per year.

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Here is the text of the prayer for your meditation:

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.

Here is an audio version:

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