Archive for the ‘Dedication of Offerings’ Tag

O Jesus Christ, Our Gracious King   2 comments

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

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Hymn = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America

Original German Text (1531) by Michael Weisse (1480-1534)

English Translation (1966) by Ewald Valentin Nolte (1909-1991)

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O Jesus Christ, our gracious King,

Our praise and thanks to Thee we bring.

Look with favor on our offering,

In Thy mercy.

Prayer of Dedication for the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King   5 comments

Christ Pantocrator

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 29

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/proper-29-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/proper-29-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/proper-29-year-a/

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O Christ, in whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells, we offer ourselves to your service.  Let time be blessed by your presence; let skills enrich the life of humankind.  Receive what we bring as offerings to you.  Make use of them and of us, for the sake of your holy gospel.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Euro Banknotes

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 28:

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/proper-28-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/proper-28-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/proper-28-year-a/

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Redeemer of the nations, great and wonderful are your works.  All that we bring you have provided; only your grace renders our acts worthy of praise.  Receive our tributes as praise and thanksgiving for your benevolent care, and multiply our efforts to your everlasting glory; for we offer our gifts in the name of Jesus Christ, the obedient one.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

French Ten Francs Coin, 1958

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 27

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/proper-27-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/proper-27-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/proper-27-year-a/

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Gracious Comforter, we have sought to render true judgment, show kindness, accompany the sojourner, and devise no evil within our own hearts.  May the tribute we render be worthy of the trust you place in us.  Accept our offerings of praise and thanksgiving, as in Christ’s name we pray.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

U.S. $2.50 Coin, 1834

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 26

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/proper-26-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/proper-26-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/proper-26-year-a/

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Chosen to serve you, we bring you our tributes.  You are the God who delivers us; glad praises we sing.  All that we have are gifts of your righteousness.  You plumb our potential, our yield increases; we are stewards of your mercy, called to serve.  Accept these offerings as signs of our faithfulness throughout each day.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

U.S. $20 Coin, 1904

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 25

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/proper-25-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/proper-25-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/proper-25-year-a/

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Merciful God, teach us to trust you to supply all our needs.  You are the source of manna in our wilderness wanderings, the giver of the bread of life along the pilgrimage of faith.  We bring you our offering with praise and thanksgiving for your constant care and protection.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

U.S. $500 Bill, 1934

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 24

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/proper-24-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/proper-24-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/proper-24-year-a/

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Source of all goodness, power, and strength, we come with gifts in response to your love.  You pour out your goodness; we bring you thanksgiving.  You infuse us with power; we offer the fruits of our labor.  You sustain us with strength; all that we do we dedicate to your glory.  Honor us and bless those endeavors, which are a testimony to your abiding grace.