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.
Generous God, you have told us that each is given a manifestation of the Holy Spirit for the common good. We offer these manifestations today and ask you to bless them. Let our songs and donations, smiles and prayers bring your light to the nations. Amen.
Every year, Eli’s mom made her son a new set of clothes. Like her, we bring our simple offerings and ask your blessings upon them. Let them go out near and far and bring a year of compassion. Amen.
Faithful God, you gave a single offering and perfected us for all time. In response to this abiding love, we give these offerings. Accept them, and sprinkle them across all of creation as an expression of your love. Amen.
Liberating God, we freely offer these gifts not to purchase or work for heaven, but in response to the free gift you give to everyone. Guide our hands and hearts to freely use these offerings to bring liberation from sin for all. Amen.
Based on John 8:31-36
Eternal God, who gifted us the words of eternal life, we boldly pray for one another. Let our lives, our gifts, and our prayers be nourishing bread full of your love and mercy for all sojourners. Amen.
Loving God, we know that in time, all things will be gathered into you. So we offer these gifts towards that purpose and ask you to receive and bless them. Amen.