Blessed are you, Lord.
For all that is in heaven and on earth belongs to you.
Riches and honor come from you.
Your hands have built us up and made us strong.

All things have come from you, we can only give what was yours in the first place.
For we are strangers and wanderers before you.
We brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of it.

You have taught us not to be haughty, nor to set our hopes on the uncertainty of riches.
Instead we ought to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.

When we see a neighbour in need and have the means to help, yet turn away and do nothing, how can we claim to have God's love in us?
Let us therefore not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Let us give what we have decided in our heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
May He make all grace abound to us, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, we may abound in every good work.