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covenant prayer

This prayer, in the tradition of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, is the cornerstone of our daily spiritual practices:

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. Amen.


~ another version to consider ~

I am no longer my own but yours.

Your will, not mine, be done in all things,

wherever you may place me,

in all that I do

and in all that I may endure;

when there is work for me

and when there is none;

when I am troubled

and when I am at peace.

Your will be done

when I am valued

and when I am disregarded;

when I find fulfillment

and when it is lacking;

when I have all things,

and when I have nothing.

I willingly offer

all I have and am

to serve you,

as and where you choose.

Glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

you are mine and I am yours.

May it be so forever.

Let this covenant now made on earth

be fulfilled in heaven. Amen.

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