Stewardship Prayer

Lord of new life,

Thank you for the gift of a new year.
You have entrusted us
with the coming days,
weeks and months as stewards
of your divine plan;
to live in gratitude, joy,
and an ever growing confidence
in your Kingdom to come.

We ask for the humility
to reform our lives;
the courage to commit ourselves
to you no matter the cost;
and the wisdom
to shine the light of faith
on others.

Open our hearts,
give us your Spirit
and show us how to
share your love
so that we may bring hope
to a world in need of your
justice and peace.

We pray to be a sign of your
grace in this new year
through your son, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.