God’s presence

God in the Spaces

God who sees all spaces, you see the space between what we need and what we get, the space between the hunger and the nourishment

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Heavyhearted Prayer

My heart is heavy. Heavy like a bulky suitcase carried too long, Heavy like the pressure at the bottom of the pool’s deep end, Heavy

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Today we pray for the sorely tempted. When the body aches for one thing alone when the mind longs for one thing alone when the

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Bed-time Prayer

Day is ending. Shadows lengthen and night falls. Draw me close to you, God. Pillow me on your love. Blanket me with your peace. Keep

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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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All We Desire

This is what we desire: Your love breaking down barricades of hatred. Your peace melting permafrosted hearts. Your joy cascading over bleak resignation. Your patience

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Waiting for God

We are waiting for your presence, God– patient, like a lover sitting by the telephone waiting for the voice of their beloved; attentive as a

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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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