Stewardship Prayer

Gracious and loving God,

As the autumn season continues
its transformation;
and the days become shorter,
the earth cooler;
as we anticipate joining family
and friends in joyful celebration
on Thanksgiving Day,
we pause to give You thanks
and praise for the abundant blessings
You have bestowed upon us:
For life and health, safety
and comfort, food and nourishment,
we are sincerely grateful.
Through your Spirit, open our hearts
so that we may be even better
stewards of these rich and
unmerited gifts.

Show us how to be a blessing
for the poor, sick, lonely and
all who suffer.

And help us nurture the gift of faith,
revealed to us by your Son,
Jesus Christ, our greatest gift,
who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever.