Wesleyan Covenant Prayer - A Reflection for the New Year & Eighth Day of Christmas

There was a tradition in the original Methodist movement to have a watch night service on New Year's eve.

It was a time to rededicate yourself to God in the upcoming year. The cornerstone of the service is the Wesleyan Covenant Prayer.

At the start of this year, I invite you use this prayer to rededicate yourself in your Christian journey.

“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.”

The Rev. Lisa Hannah is the pastor of Mars Hill United Methodist Church.

Located adjacent to Mars Hill University in Madison County, Mars Hill United Methodist Church welcomes every child of God without exception.

You are welcome here. Learn more at marshillumcnc.org.