Song of Peace Prayer

Thank you for the gift of music,
for melodies and harmonies, for voices of every pitch.
Thank you for composers and poets,
for instruments and musicians.
Music is the soundtrack of our lives,
it delights us and helps us express our deepest emotions.
You give each of us a song to sing each week:
we confess that we abandon your score,
giving up your loving notes in favour of our own tune.
We fail to harmonize with those around us.
We want to be part of the work you are composing,
we trust in you as our Great Conductor.
Thank you for Jesus, who came to teach us in person,
and whose lessons still inspire us.
Immanuel, God with us, be the song we sing,
each and every day.
Help us as we minister to the people who are suffering around us,
those who are sick in mind or body, and all who grieve.
Let yours be the melody we carry,
your song of peace ringing out
through everything we say and do,
grace notes in this season of discord.

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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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