All across America churches are asking their members to tithe, pledge and to give back to God the gifts we have received from Him. This Prayer for Stewardship and Tithing is inspired by Rector Stuart Bates in a sermon given at St. Francis Houston. In saying this prayer may you called to place the fruits of your labor into the hands of your church ministries. It is in giving to others that we shall receive the gifts of love, humility and thankfulness.
Heavenly Father, please open our hearts in thanksgiving for all that we have received from You. All we are and all we have are solely due to the life You unconditionally gifted to us. Some of us have little. Some of us have plenty. But just as You sacrificed Your only Son Jesus so that we may have everlasting life beyond our deaths, may each of us prayerfully and sacrificially pledge, tithe or gift to our churches a worthy sum. Because of such stewardship, may our churches better serve You and lovingly minister to the needs of all Your children. Amen
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