A Prayer for the New Year

john-wesley-1Yesterday I shared with you a prayer from Rev. Billy Graham for New Year’s Eve. Today, I’d like to share a prayer with you from another of my spiritual heroes, John Wesley. While Wesley didn’t write this prayer, he did use it, and encouraged others to use it as a prayer and a covenant to begin each New Year.

It’s a prayer that I dearly love, and one that I try to read again, at the beginning of each New Year, as a reminder of what really counts and is important.

Please join me this year, in doing our very best to give all that we are, each day, the Gracious Lover of our Souls.

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.

My this covenant prayer be our desire each new day.

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One thought on “A Prayer for the New Year

  1. Pastor Andy
    We share the Wesley Covenant prayer at our church, Woodlawn UMC in Derby Ks, when we have new members join as well as at the beginning of each new year. Such a meaningful prayer! Happy New Year! Judy Stover

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