Your generosity is extravagant, Jesus;

your grace and mercy so freely given,

your love and presence so readily available,

your Spirit and strength so reliable.


We are so grateful for all of these blessings that we enjoy,

and for the goodness they bring into our lives;

we praise you for your always coming Kingdom,

and the abundant life it offers.


But, Jesus, we are also fearful,

that your gifts may not be enough,

that things may change

and we may find ourselves in need,

and so we hoard your goodness,

and separate ourselves from others;


Forgive us for our little faith,

and our selfish grasping;

forgive us for our failure to understand

that your blessings are always meant to be shared;

teach us to stay always awake to your coming,

and always ready to invite others in

to the blessings you so freely share with us.


In Jesus’ Name