We Humble Ourselves

We humble ourselves, O Lord of heaven and earth, before your glorious Majesty. We acknowledge your eternal power, wisdom, goodness, and truth; and desire to render you most unfeigned thanks, for all the benefits which you pour upon us; but above all, for your inestimable love, in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.

We implore your tender mercies in the forgiveness of all our sins, whereby we have offended either in thought, word, or deed. We desire to be truly sorry for all our misdoings, and utterly to renounce whatsoever is contrary to your will. We desire to devote our whole self, body, soul, and spirit, to you. And as you inspire us with these desires, so accompany them always with your grace, so that we may every day, with our whole hearts, give ourselves up to your service.

We desire to be so holy and undefiled as our blessed Master was. And we trust you will fulfill all the gracious promises which he has made to us. Let them be dearer to us than thousands of gold and silver; let them be the comfort and joy of our hearts. We ask nothing, but that it may be unto your servants according to his Word.

John Wesley