The World is God’s: A Psalm of Praise

The earth is God’s and all that is in it:
the earth’s crust, the earth’s surface,
the earth’s atmosphere.
From molten rock to glaciers,
all this, everything is God’s.
The world belongs to God.
The working world, the academic world,
the old world and the new world order,
the worldwide web, the real world,
the whole world is God’s.
The world and those who live in it:
all creatures great and small,
all swimming, flying, crawling, creeping beings.
Humankind cheek by jowl with lemurs,
birds singing your praise with crickets,
speckled trout shining with your glory,
elephants and krill, alive and replicating;
all made by you, all belonging to you.
God of the world, God of this great blue globe,
God of mystery and infinite variety,
we are yours, together.
Help us live this mutual life,
conjoined, inseparable, intimate.

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Carol Penner has written a devotional book for Lent that explores the challenges of repentance and forgiveness. Forty reflections and prayers to deepen your walk with God as you prepare for Easter.  

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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