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In its simplest form, prayer is raising our mind and heart to God.

When we pray we make ourselves aware of God, spend some time in His presence and listen to Him. We also present ourselves to God, as we are, giving thanks for all that is good, and asking his help and strength with all that is weak.

Prayer changes things. It reminds us that we belong to a God who loves us and wants the best for us. It also reminds us that God is in charge.

A Poem for Easter:I am not worthy

I am not worthy,

I am not worthy

But ultimately
I am.

For you, Lord Jesus,
You lifted me up

With you on the cross
To draw me into


(C) Kate Tennyson
April 2023
Used with permission

Take a look at our video: Prayers for the New Year

In the Methodist Church, we hold an annual Covenant Service, at which we celebrate all that God has done for us, and affirm that we give our lives and choices to God. This is often held in January at the beginning of a New Year, but sometimes held in September, at the beginning of the Methodist year.

The Covenant prayer in its traditional form:

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.

Why not spend a few moments praying this and contemplating what each phrase means for you in your life.

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