Wesley’s covenant renewal is a faithful promise to love God and neighbor.
A covenant is an agreement, a pledge, a contract. A covenant with God is a faithful promise of renewal, and none is more central to the Methodist identity than The Wesley Covenant Prayer, which John Wesley first shared in a renewal service in 1755. Its central theme, “the means of increasing serious religion,” focuses on the way we can have a closer relationship with God and others through a heightened dedication to a serious faith. Abingdon Press has reintroduced Wesley’s covenant prayer and renewal service as an accessible churchwide campaign, One Faithful Promise, so that modern congregations, like thousands of congregations in the past, can experience a boost in their way of Christian living.