Thursday, January 5, 2012

Prayer for a New Year

Since hearing anew Wesley's prayer for a new year, I have been both offering it up to God and sitting with what it might mean to my life in the coming year.  I know this is not a new prayer, but it is certainly one with lasting power for our lives and so I offer it to you, for your own contemplation.

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 by 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. Amen.”


Ivy Thomas
Conference Minister
Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery

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