August 18th, 2024

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

O God, we are taught to give as an act of faithfulness.  We are reminded that giving is a Christian responsibility.  Like Paul taught the early Christians, we are taught to be careful how we live – to live as wise people.  Yet, sometimes we are drawn by the insufficient promises of our everyday culture.  We end up giving with a begrudging attitude, a hesitant heart, or selfish reluctance.  Forgive us!  Enable us in this very moment to give “thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Amen.  Ephesians 5:15-20

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