Offering Prayer

Almighty God, we thank you for all the gifts You have given us:  our lives, our loved ones, all that we have and all that we are.  Most of all, we thank You for Jesus, your Son and our Redeemer, who came among us to show us the way to eternal life.  Jesus was the perfect steward of your gifts, showing that complete trust in You is necessary, and that giving of self is a most important part of following Him.  May the offerings of our
time, our talents, and our material resources be made in the same spirit of sacrifice that Jesus taught us by His life and death for us.  Amen.