Happy New Year! Welcome 2020.
The founded of the Methodist Church John Wesley wrote this prayer in the 18th century. The language can be challenging for us to fully understand and appreciate, but it is a powerful prayer to begin a New Year with.
Are we willing at the beginning of 2020 to dedicated our lives again or for the first time to God. Praying Wesley’s prayer is to fully place our trust and lives in God’s hands. Letting go of our control and trusting in God’s Grace no matter what tomorrow holds.
I may not succeed every day, but I’m willing to give my best effort today. Will you pray with me?
God’s Grace & Peace,
Rev. Kathy Israel-McLeod
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 for you, exalted for you or brought low for you. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours. So be it. And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen