Happy New Year, 2017
As we begin a new year, I once again share with you a very special prayer that John Wesley wrote to use in a renewal of covenant service in 1755. I hope that you will also pray it and let it live with you all year. Happy New Year!
I give myself completely to you, God.
Assign me to my place in your creation.
Let me suffer for you.
Give me the work you would have me do.
Give me many tasks, or help me step aside while you call others.
Put me forward or fumble me.
Give me riches or let me live in poverty.
I freely give all that I am and all that I have to you.
And now, Holy God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
You are mine and I am yours. So be it.
May this covenant made on earth continue for all eternity.
Special words of thanks:
Thank you to all of you for your special remembrances of us during the holiday season. It is such a joy and privilege to work with you and serve in the name of Jesus Christ in the LaGrange District.
Carol and Denise