Last year at #VicarSchool we had a weekend of Methodist worship, as part of which we did a Covenant Service. As I understand it this is something that happens once a year in the Methodist church, with the covenant prayer recited, a bit like a renewal of vows.
I loved this service and particularly the prayer itself which I have used since then in our own (Anglican) worship. At that weekend they gave out a little laminated version of it which now sits in my bible, and it was this inspiration for a prayer doodle recently…
The words are written in the order of the prayer first then I went back over them and added colour and other bits.
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 & 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.
Rev Rach WardJanuary 7, 2021 at 10:16 am
Hi Jules, I’m making a Covenant podcast for the Leeds South and West Methodist Circuit and would very much like to use this fabulous video of the Covenant doodle. I would probably change the music track as the aim of the podcast at that point is to give quiet space for reflection, but I rather hoped you might give us permission to use the video please. If this is okay, I would also appreciate knowing how you would like me to credit you for the video.
JulesJanuary 29, 2021 at 4:10 pm
Hi Rach. So sorry for not replying in time, hope you used it anyway! And thanks so much for asking 🙂 In future if I’m a bit slow here, feel free to tweet me @redjules which is usually a bit quicker!! Blessings, Jules