In the words of King David,

Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You (1 Chron 29:10-14).

Indeed, all things come from God’s hand. Let us pray:

Father, glory and majesty is yours, your dominion is endless, your righteousness is without question. You condescend Yourself to us, in Your Son Jesus Christ, bearing our transgressions and reconciling ourselves to you. You do so liberally, without preconditions. All you ask for is a broken and contrite heart that trusts in you, and such a heart we cannot attain on our own for even you prepare the heart.

Because you show us what love is, by laying down Your precious Son’s life for us, show us how to lay down our lives for one another in our thoughts and deeds, and in this offering. Bless this offering so that we may be blessed in the giving and that what is given may be used for preaching your Gospel, the most important thing that men need addressed. We ask this all in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, who sits at your right hand now constantly making intercession for us, Amen.

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