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.