O merciful God, whatever You may deny me, do not deny me this love.
Save me from the idolatry of loving the world, or any of the things of the world.
Let me never love any creature but for Your sake and in subordination to Your love.
Take full possession of my heart; raise there Your throne and command there as You do in heaven.
Being created by You, let me live to You;
being created for You, let me ever act for Your glory;
being redeemed by You, let me render to You what is Yours
and let my spirit ever cleave to You alone.
By John Wesley, evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement.