Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quote of the Week ~ Covenant Prayer

One can't go wrong with a good John Wesley quote! Here is Wesley's covenant prayer. The original was not actually written by Wesley himself, but adapted and used by him. This prayer has meant a lot to me in my devotion time over the eyars. While there are contemporary language versions, I prefer the traditional.
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.

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