End of the Year Prayer

We’re still here, God,another year come and gone like a freight train.Some parts are clear and memorable,and there are blurry parts that went by too fast.Thank

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Advent Angel Prayer

God, the message of the angels of Bethlehem was true. Good news of great joy came with Jesus’ birth, with his life, with his sacrifice

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Prayer for the Future

All-seeing God, hear my prayer for the future that I will not see. For all the children of my children’s grandchildren, and all the others

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Social Fabric Prayer

The transgender man beaten, and the woman harassed on the bus. The disabled student not accommodated, and the bomb threat at the Jewish child-care centre.

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The Language of Love

Words dance into space bouncing off satellites: my voice rocketing through the stratosphere here and ricocheting into your ear there. Your thumbs type text 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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