Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving and dedication for the offering. It was written by Rev. Michael Mair, Minister of St. David’s Broomhouse, Edinburgh and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Weekly Worship website.
Prayer for the Offering
We give You thanks and praise
for all of Your gifts to us.
We know that you are the source of every good thing,
light and love come from You.
You have created us,
and you continue to breathe life into us
through the power of Your Holy Spirit.
You have given us so much,
and it is because we recognize the gifts You have given to us
that we now give to the work of Your kingdom.
We now dedicate this offering
to the work of Your kingdom here on earth.
May this collection be used wisely and diligently,
that Your love may be known widely.
As we dedicate this offering,
we offer ourselves too,
for these gifts of money are but tokens of ourselves.
Take and use us,
that our hands may reach out in service,
our feet may walk the difficult path of reconciliation,
and that our words may be words of peace.
For this we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
~ written by Rev. Michael Mair, Minister of St. David’s Broomhouse, Edinburgh and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Weekly Worship website. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/