wesley’s covenant prayer

The Son of Man Must Suffer
The Son of Man Must Suffer by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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.

One of the things I have been focusing on this year is to be less envious. I know everyone wrestles with sin, and I know my big one is envy. It is a killer sin that convinces you that everyone else has it better than you. This year one of my spiritual practices has been reading through Wesley’s Covenant Prayer. After reading it for many weeks I am convinced that this prayer was constructed for people like me who suffer from invidia

So over the next few weeks I will be focusing a blog post on how each line of Wesley’s Covenant Prayer is speaking to me. I pray that you will find the prayer and my random thoughts about it useful in working out your own salvation in fear and trembling.

pax+

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