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.
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