The Prayer of Stewardship
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou are the Good Steward, who redeemed Adam and Eve of their failed stewardship by offering Thyself for the life of the world. Thou didst teach us in the feeding of the multitudes that whatever we give to God is returned to us manifold. Thou didst praise those good and faithful servants in the parable of the talents who returned to the Master their gifts multiplied. So help us to learn the joy of stewardship, remembering that everything we have comes from Thee. For Thou art the Good Steward and to Thee we offer thanksgiving, praise and glory, together with Thy Father who is everlasting and Thine all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit now and ever and onto the ages of ages. Amen.
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is the outward expression of one’s faith. Stewardship is discipleship, a conscious decision to follow Jesus and to imitate His way of life in doing God’s will. Stewardship is recognizing the gifts that God has given to us – the greatest of which is eternal life through Jesus Christ – and using them according to His comments. Stewardship is an entire way of life; an ongoing process of taking care of what God has entrusted us with until the day he calls us into account. None of us can be a perfect steward, but we can all strive to be by putting our faith in action.
Stewardship is doing what we believe in.
Stewardship is love.