Hello Church, this past Sunday I preached on a method of prayer called Covenant Prayer. We looked at two different ways to do covenant prayer. The first was in making a regularly commitment to pray; to find a time and a space to consistently meet with God Almighty.
The second way we looked at Covenant Prayer was through the means of declaring, “Not my will, but Yours.” Embracing God’s desire to own all of us, come whatever circumstances. We practiced this on Sunday using a prayer attributed to John Wesley. Since the sermon, I’ve had a few people ask for me to provide this resource to all, so I figured I’d share the prayer through LifeShare. We used a more modern version of the prayer, but there’s also a more tradition version of the prayer for you Olde English folks!
I 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 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:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
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.