Adapted from The Book of Blessings; To Bless the Space Between Us, by John O’Donahue

May the Listening Post be a shelter for all hearts
who come to be heard.
May all the weight of the world fall from their shoulders.
May their souls be tranquil here,
blessed by peace the world cannot give.

May the Listening Post be open and blessed spaces 
where the grace and acceptance our visitors desire
find a pathway to our doors.
May nothing destructive ever cross into our space.

May the Listening Post be a safe place
full of understanding and acceptance,
where we can all be as we are.
May there be no need for any mask of pretense or image.

May our listening spaces be places of discovery
where the possibilities that sleep
in the clay of our souls emerge and shine.

May our listening deepen and refine our vision for all
that is yet to come to birth.

May the places we listen be spaces of courage,
where healing and growth are loved,
where dignity and forgiveness prevail;
and patience of spirit is prized.

And the sight of the destination is never lost
Though the journey be difficult and slow.

May there be great delight in the deep listening
that can unfold.
May we offer a place of welcome
for the broken and diminished.

May we have the eyes to see
that no visitor arrives without a gift
And no guest leaves without a blessing.