Heavenly Father, eternally kind and gracious, we thank You for all we are and all we possess.
This is all fruit of Your unlimited generosity and benevolence.
We thank You because we do not possess anything, not even our lives, that has not been a gift from You.
Enlighten our minds so that we can use wisely all the gifts that we receive from You daily.
Help us understand that it is better to give than to receive, because giving helps our soul give up the material and temporal in order to ally it with a spirit of altruism and charity.
Help us comprehend more each day that by means of giving, we can adjust the inequalities of the human race.
This is the only way the strong and powerful can help the weak, so that social peace can reign among us.
We place this in the name of Your beloved Son, Jesus, who lives and reigns in unity with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen
Loving God, I come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is gift from you. In faith and love, help me to do your will.
I am listening, Lord God. Speak your words into the depth of my soul, that I may hear you clearly.
I offer to you this day all the facets of my life, whether it be at home, at work, or at school - to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy.
Give me the wisdom and insight to understand your will for me and the fervor to carry out my good intentions.
I offer my gifts of time, talent and possessions to you as a true act of faith, to reflect my love for you and my neighbor.
Help me to reach out to others as you my God have reached out to me. Amen
O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, I know that all I have received is from your hand.
Gracious and Loving Father, You call us to be stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us. Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.
Send the Holy Spirit to work through us, bringing Your message to those we serve.
May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus' name. Amen
Stewardship Prayer (from St. Anne Catholic Church in Pleasant Prairie, WI)
My church is composed of people like me. I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver. It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them. It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things. Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my church to be.