““Almighty God, whose loving hand has given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor you with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” For the Right Use of God’s Gifts- Book of Common Prayer
Read more: Rector's Reflection - Feb. 2013
I discovered this prayer, once again, as I scanned the Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Meditations booklet. These booklets will be available for your use during Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 13th. It is a challenging prayer because it brings me face-to-face with the reality of who I am and how I am to respond to the incredible generosity of God. God’s love endows me with all that I have. I often forget that, which makes it difficult to honor God when I don’t acknowledge the gifts that I have been given.