GRACIOUS AND LOVING GOD,
it is with a grateful heart
we lift this prayer to you.
We recognize you have blessed us
with all we have and all we are,
and in a spirit of gratitude
we thank you for the many gifts
you have given to us.
We thank you especially for the gift of
your Son, Jesus Christ.
In the same spirit of love and sacrifice
that He taught us by His own life and death,
we pray you open our hearts
so we may make our own offerings
of our time and our talents and our
treasure with that same spirit of love,
generosity and sacrifice.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen