We often begin the New Year with a resolution or two; lose weight, eat healthier, get more exercise, spend more time with the family. You can fill in your resolution. At the beginning of a new year, John Wesley would lead his followers in a Covenant Service. It was a time when they would reaffirm their commitment to God. It has become my tradition to share Wesley’s prayer with you as a reminder of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Let this be our prayer as be begin a new year together.
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.
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.
Blessings to you and your family in 2018.
See you in Church,