Experiencing Overflowing Joy in God’s Story, In Our Story: Prayer for the New Year

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

DOC112213-11222013145834-0001I 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 by you or laid aside by you,
enabled for you or brought low by you.
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 your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
you are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.

Pray John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer as you begin this New Year. Surrender yourself to the Lord and seek Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Suggestions for using the Covenant Prayer in your daily spiritual practice:

~ Rewrite the prayer in your own words.

~ Make praying the Wesley Covenant Prayer a part of your daily devotions.

~ After praying the prayer, take one line each day and meditate on what living a life reflective of this line would mean for you.

John Wesley (1703-1791), founder of Methodism

John Wesley (1703-1791), founder of Methodism (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Wesley’s Daily Prayer

O God, the giver of all good gifts, thank you for giving me this day in which to renew my
commitment to walk in Your ways.  Help me to perceive the ways in which I can improve my obedience to you.  Be present at all times, in every task, in whatever company I keep; let Your love be my compass throughout today’s journey.  AMEN

What is your prayer for this New Year?


About faithumchurch

Spiritual Formation Director at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio
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