A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition

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 by thee or laid aside for thee,

exalted for thee or laid aside 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. Amen

–The United Methodist Hymnal

My prayer is that I would be able to trust God enough, trust His goodness enough, that really in any circumstance I would remain fully surrendered to His will.  To be able to freely and heartily yield all things to God’s divine pleasure and disposal–Ah, what a gift that would be.  Thank you God that you are patient with me as I learn how to surrender each and every day.

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