Walking in the woods this morning along a path veined with tree roots, I was reminded of my favourite devotional prayer. It’s written by the author Francesca de la Grandis.
I know the laws of nature are you, lady. Keep me mindful that I walk upon your body with your feet,
that my sorrows are your sorrows,
and that a healthy priestess makes all things sound.
I feel your breath in the wind, and your hand in mine.
Keep me sincere.
Give me your work, which is to be joyous and to tend all things.
For all things live of themselves,
and with your spirit.
Your will through mine.