A Prayer for Muddlers

Hear our prayer for muddlers everywhere. People with good intentions doing the wrong thing, diligently. Seekers heading in the wrong direction, energetically. Helpers choosing the

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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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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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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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