I recently came across this humourous and all too real facilitator’s prayer from our friends at the IIFAC. These extracted stanzas in particular made me laugh out loud in recognition. If you’d like to download the full version, see the link at the end.
“Give me the faith to trust The Process. Grant me the love to trust The Group.” (refrain)
“Keep me safe from the Blowhards, the Know-It-Alls, the Forked-Tongued Devils, the Passive-Aggressives, the Aggressive Aggressives, the Pussy-Footers, the FlipFloppers, the Intellectualizers, the Bullies, the Drama Queens, the Victims, the Victimizers, the Martyrs, the Eye-Rollers, the Pontificators, the We’ve-Never-Done-ItLike-That-Before-Ers, the Bureaucrats, the Elephants, the Mice, the Divas and the Shoulder-Shrugging-I-Don’t-Know-Ers.”
“And if it’s not too much to ask, grant me:
-Plentiful wall space
-Table seating of 6-8 rounds
And markers that never run dry.”
Download full version from IIFAC