Offertory Prayers

The offering provides a weekly opportunity to connect our faith commitment with our financial habits. These lectionary-based offertory prayers seek to encourage generous giving as a spiritual discipline. The prayers may be printed in the church bulletin as a congregational response or prayed verbally by the worship leader.

 

May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Generous and loving God, we remember. We remember the others who have encouraged us. Many people have taught us. We have been forgiven. We have been loved. We admit that we haven't done it all ourselves. In a way, this offering is a response to all that has come before us. We pray that the money will be used to encourage, to teach, to forgive, and to love in Jesus' name. Amen. John 14:15-21

 

May 28, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

Majestic Lord, you unselfishly provide us with the sanctuary of your love. You wisely calm our imagined fears while nurturing our dream-filled hopes. Grant us the ability to serve you faithfully. Joyfully, we honor you with these tithes and offerings. Blessed be your name! Amen. Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

 

June 4, 2017 – Day of Pentecost

Loving Father, you quench our spiritual and emotional thirst through the life-giving love of your son, Jesus Christ. This Pentecost, we immerse ourselves in the river of living water, your Holy Spirit. Receive and multiply our gifts so that all people may experience the security of your ever-lasting love. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. John 7:37-39

 

June 11, 2017 – First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday)

Almighty God, we gather in the name of the one to whom all authority is given – Jesus Christ. As we offer you this money, you ask us to renew our commitment to be your faith-filled disciples. May our lifestyles reflect a desire to be in mission for others. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen. Matthew 28:16-20

 

June 18, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

We worship you, O God, with gladness. We are your people. Your love endures forever. You have been faithful to all generations. As witness to this faith which we claim, we boldly give money for ministry which changes people’s lives in your holy name. We give because we know the amazing ways this church makes a difference in the community and around the world. With joy in our hearts, we give and sing joyfully. Halleluiah! Amen. Psalm 100

 

June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

Loving God, we thank you. We thank you for your creation. We thank you for the gift of your son. We thank you for your presence in our lives. We recognize that you are greater than any of our attempts to describe you. We have come to a time in the service to say "thank you" with our economic resources — our money. May everything we do in this worship service express gratitude — the songs that we sing, the prayers that we offer, the words that we read, the conversations that we have, and even these gifts that we now make to spread the good news of your son, Jesus Christ. May even these gifts be a gesture of “losing our lives” for your sake. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen. Matthew 10:24-39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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