Prayer of Thanksgiving

Almighty Father,
we thank You for all the
gifts You have given to 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 us 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 talent and our material
resources be made in the same
spirit of sacrifice that Jesus
taught us by His life
and death for us.