A Prayer for Sacred Spaces

 
We give thanks for places of simplicity and peace;
May we find such a place within ourselves.

We give thanks for places of refuge and beauty;
May we find such a place within ourselves.

We give thanks for places of truth and freedom;
May we find such a place within ourselves.

We give thanks for places of joy, inspiration and renewal;
May we find such a place within ourselves.

Help us to seek out, cherish, and encourage such places in the world,
in ourselves and in others.

Help us to restore, strengthen, protect and create them,
that this outer world be mended according to the truth of our inner life,
and may our souls be shaped and nourished by eternal wisdom.

Amen.

Attributed to Michael Leunig