This morning, my Bible Study leader handed us this prayer written by John Wesley in 1780, and wow did I need to hear these words today. I don’t have much to write about it, but I did want to share the prayer with you. After the night and day I’ve had, God knew what I needed to hear this morning. Maybe you need it, too.
A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition (Contemporary Version)
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, place me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be put to work for you or set aside for you,
Praised for you or criticized for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and fully surrender all things to your glory and service.
And now, O wonderful and holy God,
Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer,
you are mine, and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
Let it also be made in heaven. Amen.