God, you give good gifts to me,
This I live so gratefully
You enrich all my days,
Now I come to sing your praise.
Praise for life and friends and food,
Praise for giving all that's good.
Praise for Jesus Christ your son,
Praise for loving everyone.
Now I come to give myself,
Give my time and give my wealth.
Give my gifts as generously
As, O God, you give to me.
May my life and all I give
Help this world to richly live.
May all greed for things decrease
That your people live in peace.
As a steward help me live.
Help me care and help me give.
Help me share your gifts with all.
Help me answer to your call.
You are calling and I hear.
In your presence, I come near.
Come with gifts that they may be
Consecrated, God, to thee.
--Earl D. Miller
This stewardship prayer is from Volume 3 of the Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine. Nine additional stewardship prayers and prayer suggestions are published in this issue. The Giving magazine, accompanying theme materials, and the Companion Resource provide a comprehensive assortment of resources to develop a customized stewardship program for your congregation. Learn more and order in the ESC web store.