God of great wonders, we join with you in the joy of giving. You give us life and breath, you fill the world with beauty, our hands with bounty, and our hearts with the desire to give. Accept these gifts, and ourselves in your service. Amen.
There is a part for you in this prayer, when I raise my hand, say THANK YOU!
For all the ways you love us, we say THANK YOU! For the ways you provide for us, we say THANK YOU! For the opportunity to give, we say THANK YOU! For the kingdom work this offering will do, we say THANK YOU! For letting us be a part of your work, we say THANK YOU! May the thankful words on our lips and the thankful meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God, our rock and our redeemer. Amen.
We give our offering hopefully, hoping that you can use these gifts hoping that these gifts can further your
kingdom hoping that your kingdom will come. Your kingdom, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
We have the means to give, we have the reason to give, and
there are many waiting for us to give. Yet often, our hands hold back, and we hoard what we have for ourselves. God of grace, help us live and give in your kingdom of love, where there are no enemies, only brothers and sisters, and kindness is the air we breathe. In Jesus’s name we pray, Amen.
We offer our gifts to you, Lord, with grateful, cheerful hearts. Thank you that you meet our needs on the
journey, providing what we need when we need it. Trusting you, we can share what we have
with others, and we do this joyfully, together, today, in Jesus`
We work for
you, God, in whatever we do. Paid labour,
volunteer work, our home life-- all our time
we spend for you. Thank you
for jobs which provide us with an income; we share the
fruit of our labour with you, knowing that
you are the Great Provider. Use these
offerings in your kingdom work, as your
provide good news, healing and hope to all people. Amen.
you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and
you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32
of heaven and earth, we
long to be truly free. In
this hour of worship, help
us to grasp the freedom that comes from seeing
you more clearly loving
you more dearly and
following you more nearly. Day
by day, give us strength and courage to be
your people in this time, in this place.
long to be faithful givers, modelling
ourselves on you who
have given everything to us. May
your Spirit of abundance, which
gives more than we ask or imagine, grace
these gifts for your kingdom in
Jesus’ name, Amen.
Like the disciples at Emmaus, we offer what we have. They offered their company, their table, their bread. We invite you to be with us as we offer you our love, our devotion, these gifts. May our eyes be opened to your holy presence, now and always. Amen.
Lord we give you today what is already yours. You provide so much for us, blessings pressed down, shaken together, running over. Thank you for giving us the ability to give, and cheerful hearts to do it. Amen.
Lord, the action of this offering is a public sign of our allegiance to you: we proclaim you Lord over our lives, Lord over our families, Lord over our finances. Lord over our future. We give you thanks for all you have given us, and all we have the privilege to give. Use these gifts for the work of your church, we pray in Jesus’
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to
give, which we do with joyful, grateful hearts. We look at the needs of the world, and our offerings are small. May they be like yeast, gifts that grow in your kingdom, bringing a rich harvest of righteousness. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Before the offering: We worship a generous God whose son Jesus was both a gift and great giver. As followers of Jesus we find our deepest joy in giving, and that’s why we give this offering cheerfully!
After the offering: May the words of our mouths and the
meditations of our hearts and the giving
of this offering all show our
thankfulness to you, O God our Rock
and our Redeemer.
Before the offering: This is the time where we make our love visible through the giving of our tithes and offerings. Let’s give with cheerful hearts.
After the offering: Generous God; Over and over your grace sustains us, over and over your love provides for us, over and over your arm steadies us. We give you these gifts, with gratitude and joy, thankful that you are God over all. Amen.
The crowds offered you their coats to walk on, they waved palm branches, honouring your presence. Today we honour you, Lord, with our faithful tithes and offerings. We lay these gifts before you, humble tokens of our love, a public display of affection for our King of kings. Amen.
We don’t always know how much money we have, or how much we will need; in precarious economic times we are tempted to hoard our money for ourselves. In this offering we have the opportunity to show our faith, that our God will supply all our needs.
After the offering:
We walk by faith, we live by faith, we give by faith. God of great gifts, you have given us so much, accept these gifts from our hands, our faithful response to your abundant grace. Amen.
Lord, it’s a small gesture; pulling coins or bills out of our pockets, writing a cheque. It almost makes no sound as it drops into the offering plate. But it is the sound of our hearts opening, giving you the fruit of our labour. It is our collective offering of love, a weekly deposit in the account of your faithfulness. We do this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
You are the God of full pockets and the God of pockets zipped shut; the God of empty pockets and pockets with holes, the God of inside-out pockets, and pockets stuffed with treasures. You are the God of our pockets. You came to show us that life is not to be pocketed but to be given freely, joyfully, sacrificially.
You are the God of full hearts and the God of hearts that are empty; the God of hard hearts and closed hearts, the God of the heartsick and those who have lost heart. You are the God of our hearts. You came to show us that we need not be disheartened by the stress of financial worries.
You who know our inmost being, connect our hearts with our pockets. Be the pacemaker which fills our lives with the steady rhythm of generosity, our pockets opening and closing in love. Even after a lifetime, they’ll still be filled with grace, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing. That’s a treasure worth keeping.
I have lived or live in New York, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and Ontario. I have been or am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a babysitter, a telephone operator, a secretary, a health care aide, a wife, a waitress, a homemaker, a sessional lecturer, a mother, a free-lance writer, a chaplain, a minister and a blogger. I am a follower of Jesus who loves to lead in worship. I am currently leading worship at The First Mennonite Church in Vineland, Ontario.