Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Covenant Prayer

SOURCE:  "Lent" by Stanley Ott; Building One Another, February 12, 2013
KEYWORDS:  Discipleship, covenant, follow, Christian

Lent is the season of the year that begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday and culminates in the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. It is a great time to rekindle your faith. Here are two wonderful prayers to use during these days as a way of offering yourself to our loving Lord.

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

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 by you,
or laid aside by you,
exalted by 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.
Hannah Whitall Smith- The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life

Lord, I am yours; I do yield myself up entirely to you, and I believe that you do take me. I leave myself with you. Work in me all the good pleasure of your will and I will only lie still in your hands and trust you.  Amen

May these prayers - and your own prayers - encourage your heart and stir your devotion to our Lord!

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