Generosity Prayer

Holy Father, there is nothing we have that You have not given us.
All we have and all we are belong to You, bought with the blood of Jesus.
To spend everything on ourselves and to give without sacrifice
is the way of the world that You cannot abide.

But generosity is the way of those who call Christ their Lord,
who love Him with free hearts and serve Him with renewed minds,
who withstand the delusion of riches that chokes the Word,
whose hearts are in Your kingdom and not in the systems of the world.

We are determined, by God’s grace, to increase in generosity
until it can be said that there is no needy person among us.
We are determined to be trustworthy with such a little thing
as money that You may trust us with true riches.

Above all, we are determined to be generous
because You, Father, are generous.
It is the delight of Your daughters and sons to share Your traits
and to show what You are like to all the world.