Offering Prayer: John 6

Here’s a prayer of dedication based on John 6—the story of the feeding of the 5000.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Prayer for the Offering
(inspired by John 6:1-21)

God of abundant love,
in you, nothing is lost.
Gather our offerings,
as Jesus gathered up the baskets
of leftover food.
Gather our efforts,
as Jesus gathered the hopes
of the people who looked for a true king.
Gather our service,
as Jesus gathered people
to God’s heavenly banquet.
Bless the offerings we have gathered,
that nothing may be lost. Amen.

~ Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, © 2008 Abingdon Press. Posted on the Ministry Matters website.