A friend recently sent me this prayer, which is used at the annual Covenant Service of the Methodist Church, which is a call to celebrate all that God has done for us, affirming that we give our lives and choices to God. It is a good prayer for us all at the start of a New Year.
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 and 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.'
(The Methodist Covenant Prayer)