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Covenant Prayer

I was  cleaning out and organizing old files this afternoon because, a) my “filing system” is a haphazard and chaotic mess that is often hopelessly difficult to navigate and locate anything in; and b) because it provided me with the illusion of usefulness and productivity as I avoided the sermon that seems not to want to come.

Among my more pleasant discoveries this afternoon, amidst innumerable useless documents and files and folders that I haven’t opened in years, was this “covenant prayer.”  I have no idea where it comes from or how I happen to be in possession of it, but it is a good prayer, a good challenge, a good aspiration for me on this day.  Perhaps for you, too.

I am no longer my own but yours.

Your will, not mine, be done in all things,

wherever you may place me, in all that I do

in all that I do and in all that I may endure;

when there is work for me and when there is none;

when I am troubled and when I am at peace.

Your will be done when I am valued and when I am disregarded;

when I find fulfilment and when it is lacking;

when I have all things and when I have nothing.

I willingly offer all I have and am to serve you,

as and where you choose.

Glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

You are mine and I am yours.

May it be so forever.

Amen.

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  1. mmartha #

    I’m sending out a number of copies of the Covenant prayer to friends and relatives at the beginning of this holiday weekend, not to be printed in other publications but for personal help in their lives as I’m sure it will be in mine. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    “… in whatsoever state I am, to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)

    August 30, 2014

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