Intercessory Prayers for Stewardship

Stewards of Creation Intercessory
Opening

Father, you sow your holiness in deeds and with all creation we rightly give you praise. All your actions show your wisdom and your love. Hear the prayers of your humble servants who strive daily to live the life of good stewards of your creation.

Intercessions

We thank you for the gift of time we have on this earth to come to know Jesus, your son, as brother, redeemer, savior and Lord. Give us daily grace and help us put our time to good use in your name. R: “Lord, make us good stewards,” or “Lord, hear our prayer.”

We thank you for the gift of our unique talents and abilities. Help us to be eager to use these gifts to build up our Church, in our parish, in our community and in our homes. R: “Lord, make us good stewards,” or “Lord, hear our prayer.”

We thank you for the material blessings you have showered upon us, undeserving as we are. Help us to be generous, providing for the needs of our Church and our neighbors with sacrifice and love, giving from our first fruits. R: “Lord, make us good stewards,” or “Lord, hear our prayer.”

Closing

We give you thanks for making us in your own image and for setting us over the whole world to serve you, our creator, and to rule over all creatures. See in our generous sharing of our time, talents and treasure our heartfelt desire to serve you all the days of our lives and to live with you and all your holy ones forever and ever. Amen

Other Intercessory Suggestions

Openings

God, of Heaven and earth, creator of all things, we lift our prayers to you in gratitude for all that we are and all that we have.

Or…

Creator God, life is your gift to us. Through Baptism you invite each of us to share the gift of life in service to others. Hear our prayers as we strive to be good stewards.

Intercessions

Help us to choose each day to put you first. Let us be a model of Christian stewardship so that others will know you through our actions. R: Lord, hear our prayer.

Open the minds and hearts of the people of our parish so that we may accept your challenge to use all our gifts in service to You and in communion with one another to build your Kingdom on earth.

Make us keenly aware of all the blessings of our rich lives. Help us to be good stewards of our time by putting prayer first in our lives. Help us to be good stewards of our talent by putting ourselves at the service of each other. Help us to be good stewards of our treasure by sharing our financial means to build up our Church and aid those in need.

Make your love the foundation of our lives. May our love for you express itself through our eagerness to use our time, our talent and our treasure to serve You, your Church and one another.