To hear — really hear — amid the noise

to risk being open to another perspective

amid the impacted certainties

to be able to listen to impassioned pleas

while owning the cries that come from our own hearts.

To hear an argument that does not resonate

disagree, if that be our call,

without demeaning the bearer of the words.

Amid the colliding words

injured by the words

injuring with our words:

help us to hear




Women’s Uncommon Prayers: Our Lives Revealed, Nurtured, Celebrated


It is by listening that we broaden our perspective—

It is through empathy that we are able to share —

Respect enables us to build a bridge…

The Feed Yard Foodie


Filed under General, Thoughtful Thursday

3 responses to “Listening…

  1. Rex

    Interesting prayer concerning hard or soft heart. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Yes, I love the prayer too, Anne…and I also like its structure, the way it focuses in to the final ‘Amen’.

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