Prayer: Extravagant God

Here’s a prayer of commitment and/or dedication inspired by John 12:-18, where Mary anoints Jesus’ feet.  It comes from the Anglican Church of Canada.


Collect for Lent 5 C

(inspired by John 12:1-8)


Extravagant God,

lavishing your love on our poverty of heart:

inspire us to give with generosity,

to love life so that we may find it again,

and thus the world will be filled

with the fragrance of your love;

through Jesus Christ, who offers himself for us. Amen.

~ from Prayers for an Inclusive Church 2009, alt. Posted in “Trial Use Collects and Prayers Over the Gifts for Year C” on the Anglican Church of Canada website.