You Alone: a prayer of dedication

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure. (Psalm 16:5)

You alone.
Lord, it is You alone.
Although I sometimes
turn toward others sources
of strength or joy,
it is You alone
who is my portion and my cup.

My sustenance is in You.
My provision is in You.
My security is in You.
My joy is in You.
Lord, my God,
my King and my Savior,
it is You alone.

Purify my heart
from all idols and false loves.
Clear out all the wrong desires
and twisted pursuits.
Bring me back to my first love,
my one holy desire and passion,
my solitary pursuit of You—
You alone.

A Covenant Prayer of John Wesley

John Wesley

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.
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.

By John Wesley, evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement.