Jul 31, 2013

Offering Prayer: Hospitality

Here’s a prayer of dedication inspired by Hebrews 13 and Luke 14. It is an adaptation of a prayer written by Bruce Prewer.

Prayer for the Offering
(inspired by Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 and Luke 14: 7-14)

O God,
you invite us to participate in a hospitality which is something else!
Help us not only to accept it with thanksgiving,
but to freely share it with those whose lives are restricted or crushed
by the meanness of this world.
Make us not only receivers
but generous and unpretentious givers.
To the glory of your name, through Christ Jesus.
Amen!

~ adapted from a prayer by Bruce Prewer (http://www.bruceprewer.com/).  Posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website. http://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/orders/2010/10-08-29.htm