Stewardship Prayer Of Dedication | Surprising Gifts

In keeping with today’s Stewardship theme, here is the Prayer of Dedication we will be using on Sunday when we receive both our offering and our pledges.  If you are curious, here’s a post that talks about how we invite people to offer their pledges.  In addition, this year we have created an online option for people so they can submit their pledges at any time (mine’s already in – we were testing the system, ha!).

Stewardship Sunday Prayer of Dedication
Sarah E. Weaver (C) 2013

Receive these gifts, O God.
We offer to you, O God, these gifts
      in humble thanks for the creating love you give to us.
Receive these pledges, O God.
We offer to you, O God, these pledges
      in unassuming thanks for the redeeming love you give to us.
Receive these commitments, O God.
We offer to you, O God, these commitments
      in grateful thanks for the sustaining love you give to us.
Let us be surprised this year.
May our eyes, our minds and our hearts be opened this year.
May we be surprised in our lives, in our church and in our ministry together.
Thanks be to God!
Thanks be to God! Amen.

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