The Holy Love of God

Deliver us, O God,
from a lazy mind,
all lukewarmness of heart
and all depression of spirit.
We know that these must deaden our love for you;
mercifully free our hearts from them all.
And give us such a lively, fervent and cheerful spirit
that we may vigorously perform whatever you command,
thankfully suffer whatever you chose for us,
and always be eager to obey your holy love in all things;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


John Wesley, 1703-1791