we give back to you in thankfulness,
the first fruits of what you have given us.
We acknowledge that the world and its resources
are not ours, but yours,
and that you have put us in charge
as your trustees.
Help us to exercise responsibly
the authority you give us in your world.
May Jesus your Son, be the pattern
for all our dealings with one another,
and with the rest of creation,
and confirm our resolve
to use our money as an
extension of our lives in your service.
Thank you for your promise that you will join us
in one great family.
We believe you,
we share your joy in this hope for the future,
and we give ourselves
in friendship to everyone we meet,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.