Prayer from a Journal

God, this day I solemnly renew my covenant with you, and re-dedicate myself to you. I give myself and all that I am and have to you, so that I am not in any respect my own, and can claim no right to myself—to this understanding, to this will, these affections; and have no right to this body—to this tongue, these hands, these feet; no right to these senses. I give every power to you, so that for the future I will claim no right to myself. Amen.

(based on a journal entry by a young Jonathan Edwards)

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