Prayers of Dedication at the Collection

Adapted from the 1906 Book of Common Worship of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A:

O most merciful and gracious God, from whose open hand we all have received much: We ask you to accept this offering of your people. Remember in your love those who have brought it. Remember also those persons and purposes for which it is given. So follow this sacrifice with your blessing that it may promote peace and good will, and advance the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray; Amen. 

Adapted by M.D. Bush, with this note: “This form of prayer is an innovation of the revivals, I believe. Certainly it does not appear in the sixteenth century Reformed orders.”

 

 

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