Stewardship Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

My parish is composed of people like me;

I help make it what it is.

It will be friendly, if I am.

Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.

It will do great work, if I work.

It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.

It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.

It will be a parish of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a parish with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.

Therefore, with Your help, O God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all things that I want my parish to be.

Reprinted from the September 2019 issue of One Family in Mission newsletter, courtesy of the Office of Parish Stewardship, Diocese of Rockville Centre.