Jan. 9, 2022
A daily prayer from the New England Conference
Members of the New England Conference Extended Cabinet are sharing a daily prayer based on the Revised Common Lectionary for the week.
You are welcome to use these in worship or in your own devotions.
Read Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22 As we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, in the days following Epiphany, and at the beginning of a new and what promises to be another challenging year, let us renew our covenant together: I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt: Put me to doing: put me to suffering: Let me be employed for thee, or laid aside for thee: Exalted for thee, or brought low for thee: Let me be full, let me be empty: Let me have all things: let me have nothing: I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thou are mine and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth let it be ratified in heaven. Submitted by Rev. Rick McKinley, Conference Director of Congregational Development, from the Methodist Covenant Service as printed in “The Oxford Book of Prayer,” pg. 217, compiled by George Appleton, Oxford University Press, 1985.