Prayer after Childbirth

Thank you, God, for deliverance.Thank you that ________  has given birthand that we can hold baby __________ in our arms.Thank you for this mysterious process

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Watching Divorce Happen

What God has joined together now lies in pieces. What began with delight and tenderness, reeks now with bitterness and festering pain. What began with

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The gold band stays the same, a bit warped maybe, the edges worn down, some scratches. Still hugging my ring finger since the day you

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Great Connector Prayer

Creator God, thank you that we are a connected people. We are connected in ways other generations could never have imagined; connected with wires and

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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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