Although John Wesley is well known to many Christians, his mother Susanna Wesley has received less attention. That is unfortunate given that many think that her influence on her sons John and Charles made an indelible mark on their ministries and the subsequent history of the religious tradition they founded.
Susanna Wesley died on July 23, 1742. In honor of her amazing life and ministry, this morning’s prayer comes from her.
Help me, Lord, to remember that religion
…..is not to be confined to the church, or closet,
nor exercised only in prayer and meditation,
but that everywhere I am in thy presence.
So may my every word and action have a moral content.
May all the happenings of my life prove useful to me.
May all things instruct me and afford me an opportunity
…..of exercising some virtue
…..and daily learning and growing toward thy likeness.