Holy God, all our wealth gained on earth cannot come with us into heaven. Jesus told us to use our wealth for good on earth and not hoard the wealth. So we share. We offer these gifts today and ask you to guide them to do good now. Amen.
God of Hospitality, we pray today these gifts be accepted, multiplied, and sent out to welcome the stranger and set a feast for the weary. Let us be Mary and hear their truths; let us be Martha, and Abraham and generously welcome; and let us be Sarah and meet the world with laughter. Amen.
Lord of the Harvest, we bring you some of our harvests to share with one another. In bearing one another’s burdens, we fulfill the Law of Christ. Bless our offerings and let them seed much peace in our world. Amen.
The world gives with strings attached, asterisks, terms and conditions. But you do not give this way, Generous God. So we give as you do – freely and joyfully. May these offerings be joyful good news to givers and receivers alike. Amen.
Promise-Keeping God, you are faithful and generous. In Abram’s childlessness, you brought him children to begin a nation. In Paul’s imprisonment, you inspired him to write letters that encourage us to this day. In Jesus’ life and death, you bring us resurrection and citizenship in Heaven with Christ. Generously, we offer these gifts because of your faith and generosity to your mission to fulfill all the good you have planned for the world. Amen.
Our ancestors were wandering foreigners. God brought them to this land, and brought us much milk and honey. In gratitude, we bring some of our fruits to share with the foreigners and citizens among us. As one, we praise God for the bounty! Amen.
If we give away all we own, Lord, even our own bodies, but do not have love – what we do is in vain. So we offer today our love, expressed in word, song, prayer and tokens. Let the shocking love began by you here be spread to all. Amen.