I stumbled across a piece of paper in my Bible today. It had some notes scribbled on it, and appeared to be scrap, so I was planning to toss it in the trash. Just to make sure there was nothing important on it I unfolded it, only to find a copy of John Wesley’s covenant prayer. As I read the words, they impacted me profoundly. Tonight I prayed this prayer, covenanting alongside brother Wesley. I would like to share these words with you now. May you be blessed as I have been blessed.
Wesley’s Covenant Prayer
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 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. Amen