God of extravagant and inappropriate grace,

we thank you for the wealth we enjoy,

and for all the opportunities we have to share it.


Where nations buckle under the stress

of impossible debts,

may we use our wealth of influence and voice

to bring about liberation;


Where communities wrestle

with inequality and dividedness,

may we use our wealth of love and welcome

to bring about equity and connection;


Where people suffer

from poverty, lack of opportunity and shame,

may we use our wealth of money

to bring about sufficiency and dignity;


Teach us, God, to release our devotion to meritocracy,

individualism and correctness,

and to embrace your inappropriate justice,

your scandalous grace,

and your indiscriminate love.


In Jesus’ Name,