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Learning to Die Prayer

Thank you for the gift of time,unwrapped at birth and lived moment by momenteach and every day of our mortal lives.We pray today for those

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The Quietest of Hopes

Every journey ends,and this prayer is for our friendswho know their lives are waning.Friend of the dark garden,you know the regrets,the reluctance, the gloomy fearsthat

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The Wrong Good-bye

This is the wrong good-bye. At thirty, death stands on the threshold ghoulish as an x-ray staring straight through all our hopes and plans. We

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God at the Last

At the last kiss, at the final true laugh, at the bottom of the body’s decline, at the mind’s last conscious thought, at the moment

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Dementia 1

Today I’m praying for one imprisoned in their own mind, locked behind bars of anguish that no key can open. Are you the God of

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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 www.leadinginworship.com” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at carol@leadinginworship.com

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