"Lord God, in our baptism you called us and brought us into your Church, commissioning us to witness to the faith of the crucified Christ, and to be his disciples to the end of our lives; so now with joy we take upon ourselves the yoke of obedience, and for love of you, engage ourselves to seek and do your perfect will."
The words of the Methodist covenant will be used by the congregation in response:
"We are no longer our own, but yours. Put us to what you will, rank us with whom you will; put us to doing, put us to suffering; let us be employed for you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you; let us be full, let us be empty; let us have all things, let us have nothing. We freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. And now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are ours and we are yours. So be it. And the covenant which we have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen."