Thursday, 2 September 2010

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

Was reading an excellent and challenging book by Simon Guillebaud over the summer called "More than Conquerors".  In the book he quotes this covenant prayer by John Wesley - it has lived with me ever since I read it...

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will,
Rank me with whoever you will.
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!
And now, O Father,
You are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant I am making on earth,
Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

What a prayer to pray! 

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