A Prayer of John Wesley

John Wesley

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.

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.