St Francis said to the Lord one cold day as he was about to do his morning prayers in the garden, “Lord please, not too loud.”
As I hear the sounds of nature, O Lord, I ask to be able to listen to Your Word.
Like the trees and greens watching over the river, I pray that You watch over me in my journey, and keep me safe and warm in your embrace.
Like the current, steadfast on its way and the sun’s rays twinkling on its surface, please direct me, guide me back to You.
And I offer my thanks to You! O Lord, how marvelous are Your works!