Our Central congregation have recently read and prayed the Methodist Covenant Prayer during their Sunday service.
This Covenant Prayer was first introduced by John Wesley to the Methodist Church, in 1755. It has since become a tradition in the Methodist Church to read and pray this prayer every year at a Covenant Service, usually held on the first Sunday in January. The prayer is also used from time to time by other Christian denominations, and provides an opportunity for people to affirm that they give their lives and choices to God.
We believe that the Covenant Prayer is a powerful prayer, and that as we surrender our lives to God, we will see more of the Kingdom of God realised and expressed in our time.
You can read the Covenant Prayer here:
'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 wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.'
Why not also take the time to listen to Billy Kennedy's talk from Sunday 7th February 2016, which includes the Covenant Prayer?