“I Am No Longer My Own . . . “

Earlier this week, I heard Randy Harris speak at ACU’s Summit and was introduced to John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer. Read through this prayer slowly and savor each line. This is a tremendous prayer of trust.

I was visiting with a friend a few weeks ago and he made an interesting statement. He said, “I really believe that we are shaped by what we pray.” In other words, what I pray has the capacity to shape me into a certain kind of person.

So what do I pray?

The following is 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 for you or laid aside 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.

Amen.


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