Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The following prayer is from John Wesley, and I happened upon it just now through a series of somewhat unlikely twists and turns. These words are just what my heart needed to hear today, and so of course my Father provided them to me. Because He gives me everything I need. Every day, all the time. Why do I doubt? Why do I sit harboring my secret fears and wondering if I will have the strength to walk through some trial that has yet to come? He is unfailingly patient with me. He continues to gently speak the truth when I am all but covering my ears with my hands. Honestly, my heart (which just moments ago was aching) is filled with joy because once again He just whispered that He loves me, by offering just what I needed to sustain me. I am going to copy this in my journal, and read it often today. I thought these words might speak to someone else's heart as well as mine.
The Covenant Prayer
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 heartily yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal.
You are mine and I am Yours.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
(and Amen again.)