Gratitude Resources

United Thank Offering Prayer

Gracious God, source of all creation, all love, all true joy: accept we pray these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering. This we ask through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing of all, Jesus Christ. Amen.

UTO Materials

We have created a vast collection of resources to encourage gratitude throughout The Episcopal Church and beyond. You will find these digital resources linked below. Click on the icon to download. We also offer several resources available for print through Shima of Navajoland. To order printed materials, please visit their website using the button below.

UTO Blue Box

Make an offering for your blessing and put spare change or a word of thanks in your blue box.

A great resource for an overview of UTO. Helpful for learning more about how UTO works and the basics of gratitude.

UTO Book of Prayers

A collection of over 100 prayers curated by the UTO Board.

A guide for building generosity and gratitude for congregations.

Liturgy Booklet

Liturgical resources that highlight the importance of gratitude created by The Rev. Erin Jean Warde.

November Resources

We have created a variety of resources to help people of all ages explore their personal practice of gratitude during the month of November, as well as compiled resources created by Indigenous Communities

UTO Hymn

Titled Thanks Be to God.

Lenten Materials

We have created resources to encourage practicing gratitude during Lent for both children and adults. For children, we have a lesson plan to use at home with caretakers or at church with faith formation leaders. For adults, we have a 40 Days of Gratitude journal, which is designed to kick start your thinking on all of the gifts in your life.

Theology of Gratitude

UTO is committed to increasing the amount of discussion and resources focused on the theology of gratitude. The UTO Scholars Conference brings together a multitude of scholars and helps make their work on gratitude accessible. For access to academic papers, video presentations, and study guides, please click the icon above.

External Materials