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.


April 23, 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter

O God, you have blessed us. We find it hard to name and explain your blessings so that they will make sense to others. Yet they are real. We are grateful . . . for friends, for faith, for freedom. Now, we offer these gifts in thankfulness and in joy. We are giving money and rejoicing about it. We can't explain it, even to ourselves, as we offer these gifts. We rejoice because we offer this money to be used for good in this world. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen. John 20:19-31


April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter

God of Truth and Light, we offer you these gifts with humble hearts. We yearn to share your unmistakable presence with all people. While we often find temporary security in our possessions, remind us that true security comes from our relationship with you through your son, Jesus Christ. Strengthen and entrust us to be your faithful disciples. In the name of the Exalted One, we pray. Amen. Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19


May 7, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Heavenly Father, we seek to be the sheep of your holy pasture. As we dedicate these offerings, help us to examine carefully the deepest recesses of our own hearts. Guide our ways so that we may share abundantly your love and your compassion with those seeking your pasture. We pray in the name of the Risen One. Amen. John 10:1-10


May 14, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

Gracious Lord, we believe in the amazing gift of your son. We share this offering with the unceasing prayer that your work in this world will spring up and break forth in all corners of this global community. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Amen. John 14:1-14


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













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