Almighty God, we thank you for all the gifts You have given us:

our lives, our loved ones, all that we have, all that we are and all that we will be. Most of all, we thank You for Jesus, your Son and our Redeemer, who came among us to show us the way to eternal life. Jesus was the perfect steward of your gifts, showing that complete trust in You is necessary, and that giving of self is a most important part of following Him. May the offerings of our time, our talents, and our treasure be made in the same spirit of sacrifice that Jesus taught us by His life, death and resurrection – which is our greatest promise and every hope.