Wesley Covenant Prayer
I really enjoy taking prayers and adjusting them for our specific usage. In this case, for a service in October I took the Covenant Prayer by John Wesley and modified it to be plural for corporate use. Then split it to be a call and response invocation. Here is the result:
Leader: Almighty God, We are no longer our own, but yours.
People: Put us to what you will, rank us with whom you will;
Leader: put us to doing, put us to suffering;
People: let us be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you;
Leader: let us be full, let us be empty, let us have all things, let us have nothing:
People: We freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
All: And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are ours and we are yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
About the Author
Kevin Cook is a 4th year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and an Aspirant for Ordination in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). After graduating, Kevin hopes to plant a contemporary three-streams Anglican Church. He and his wife Nicole attend Wilmore Anglican Church in Kentucky.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. Kevin enjoys playing music and leading worship, reading fiction and spiritual classics, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
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