Apr 20, 2015

Offering: The Shepherd's Care

Here’s an invitation and prayer for the offering inspired by Psalm 23 and 1 John 3.  It was written by Mary Petrina Boyd, and posted on Ministry Matters.

Invitation to the Offering
(inspired by Psalm 23, 1 John 3)

The Shepherd cares for us,
providing all that we need in abundance.

The Shepherd calls us to love one another
in truth and action.

May our gifts reflect our trust in the Shepherd’s care.
May our offerings show our willingness to love one another.

Offering Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 23, 1 John 3)

God of love,
you abide with us;
you provide for all our needs
and guide us in your ways.
Out of gratitude for your care,
we bring our gifts before you.
Use them for your work of caring,
that all may feast at the table of abundance,
walk without fear,
and drink deeply
from the cup of compassion. Amen.

~ written by Mary Petrina Boyd, and posted on Ministry Matters. http://www.ministrymatters.com/