We Offer Our Firstfruits to You

We give thanks to you, O Lord Almighty, the Creator of the whole world, and its preserver, through your only begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord, for the firstfruits which are offered to you, not in such a manner as we ought, but as we are able. For who is there that can worthily give you thanks for those things you have given them to partake of?

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, and of all the saints, who made all things fruitful by your Word, and commanded the earth to bring forth various fruits for our rejoicing and our food—some for our necessities, some for our health, and some for our pleasure.

On all these accounts, therefore, you are worthy of exalted hymns of praise for your beneficence by Christ, through whom glory, honor, and worship be to you, in the Holy Spirit, forever.