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An Offering Prayer

Lord,

Because you are you and we are your children

Because you created and we were created

Because you died and rose again and we yearn to follow you

Because you whisper within our hearts still today:

Lord, we give.

We give you ourselves.

We give you tithes and offerings, symbols of a spiritual practice of denying ourselves.

We give in hope of sharing not just funds, but faith in Christ Jesus.

Lord,

Because you are you and we are your children –

Take these gifts we give you.

Bless this sharing.

Break open our hearts and

Give us to the world as your church.  Amen.

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Call To Worship from Psalm 24

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

except what I have in my wallet,

                                   except my nest egg,

                                   except my house payment,

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

forgive us Lord when we withhold

                                   forgive us Lord when we depend on ourselves

                                                      rather than you

                                   forgive us Lord when we neglect

                                                   to give thanks for the means you have                                                                                 provided.

The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

Praise the Lord of All, the King of Glory!

                                                                -©2015 Nathan Decker, Worship’s Wake

Giving God Our Nothing (Call To Worship August 2014)

                   Once, Jesus and his disciples were in the world, doing ministry:

 

Lord, send this crowd away.  It is getting late.  We’re all tired.

Blessed are those who have set their priority on the Kingdom.

                   But Lord, they’re starting to get hungry,

and we have nothing to feed them.

Nothing?

                   Nothing?

Well we do have two fish and some loaves of bread.

                   That’s nothing when you give it to this crowd!

                   Give me your nothing.

Why?  What will it amount to in this world of pain and misery?

                   Give me your nothing.

Are you sure you want to get involved with the needy? 

                   You know they’ll just come back for more, following the bread crumbs.

                   Give me your nothing.

Jesus, if we give up our lunch, then what will we eat in retirement?

                   Give me your nothing.

Yes, Lord.

                   If we give God our Nothing, then Something Kingdom will happen.