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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Darling Mother Prayer

It doesn’t always go as planned. Bowled over with newborn love, the way ahead seems clear and untroubled, devotion deep and wide enough to weather

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Mothering Mended

It’s not easy to trace the tears, the gaping holes where mothering went wrong. I can point to the withering look that day at the

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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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