Submitted by the Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake IL. A prayer of dedication, used for Stewardship Sunday / parable of the talents.
One: Creator of all, the earth is yours,
the world and all who live in it.
All: You have entrusted us with gifts—
time, talent, energy, money—
and asked us to use them to build your kingdom.
With thanks and praise we respond to your call.
One: We bring these gifts you have given,
returning your generosity, paying it forward.
All: We offer ourselves, our lives, our hopes and fears,
our dollars and our hours.
We commit ourselves to work for your world,
to love and serve wherever you call.
One: We ask your blessing on this, your church,
as we seek to follow you with heart, mind, and soul.
All: Bless also these gifts, our investment in your future,
that they may multiply in faith, hope, and love.
Teri, that’s beautiful.
Thanks Martha. We’d love to see what you’re doing–I know it’s going to be gorgeous!
Michael K says
Oops…Iposted another one under the brain-storming entry…should have put it here.
It’s one I didn’t write though…a quick search would likely locate its originator…probably should have done that…peace.
Kathryn Johnston says
I am using this in 2012. Thanks!