Age-old Chorus

In the hospital for sick seniors each pillow cradles a face  framed with white hair underscored by bony knuckles clutching white sheets. Bodies, getting older

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Doubtful Prayer: Don’t Go

Blank disbelief was my reaction the day faith disappeared into the black hole. My life’s experience of God, a rich storehouse of meaning– suddenly and

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Prayer for Farmers

  Thank you God for farmers. Help us to recognize the importance of those who participate in your creative work by growing and raising food.

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Prayer for Playing

As children, as young people, and as adults we thank you God for time to rest and play! Help us to choose activities in our

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Glimpsing God

At the very edge of hearing, at that fine line between what is in and out of reach, in the wondering moment where a fragrance

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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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