living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

offertory prayer

hands offering three apples
This page features three short offertory prayers for celebrating God's goodness to us. There is a sample offertory prayer for gifts and tithes in church worship services and meetings, a prayer to say over an offering, and a prayer after giving, which offers our whole selves over to God in worship. There are also three inspiring offering prayer scriptures suitable for reading during the service.

Short Offertory Prayer
(A prayer for offering gifts and tithes to God in a church service)

We give with joy into your Kingdom today
May you bless our offering.
Come O Lord and work through these gifts
Extend your love through us we pray!


Prayer over Offering

Lord, you have blessed us with such love and goodness. We wonder at the beauty of your creation, we thank you for the sustenance of food and drink and we cherish the love of family and friends.

Lord, we offer these gifts to you with thankful hearts and in joyous praise. As we give of our money and resources, we surrender our whole beings to you in worship and adoration.

Lord, may this offering extend the work of your kingdom in your church, your community and into the beautiful world which you have made.


(prayer by Julie Palmer copyright © 2018

bible quote on praise to God with old record player in background

offertory prayer

a short video suitable for playing whilst the giving is being collected during a church service. The prayer in this film is on this page ("Prayer over Offering"):-

"Extend your love through us we pray"

Prayer after offering

Help us to give you not only our finances but all we are, all we have and all we hold. We open our lives to you for the service of your Kingdom. Please work through our offering today, our lives this coming week and lead us to follow you Christ in all that we do and say.


offering prayer scriptures

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."

(Malachi 3:10, NIV)

And he sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the crowd cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much. A poor widow came, and she cast in two lepta, which equal a kodrantes. He called his disciples to himself, and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on."

(Mark 12:41-44, NHEB)

“Everyone who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles. Then they would give the money to anyone who needed it.”

(Acts 4:34b-35, CEV)