Giving Thanks for Every Epiphany

God of grace, giver of great gifts of insight and hope,
thank you for every epiphany that will happen today.
For every one following a sign from heaven,
for every one taking long journeys when they don’t know the way,
for every one falling on their knees before a baby,
for every one giving gifts from their heart,
for every one being bowled over by love,
for every one sensing God’s Spirit that connects us,
for every one seeing kinship in the eyes of a stranger,
for every one breathing in the scent of cedar and soil,
for every one being guided by generations yet unborn,

for every one discarding, at long last, a heavy bundle of resentment,
for every one dropping a weapon because there are no enemies,
for every one giving thanks today to the one who made us,
for every one recognizing what is holy,
for every one realizing the meaning of the journey,
for every one who lives with stars in their eyes;
for all these epiphanies we give thanks to you, God,
the giver of insight and hope. Amen

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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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