the cathedral that is a canopy of trees


 "Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer."

--L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables



Holy Spirit, guide my feet. Take me to the places you've created to nourish my soul. Let me go there, breathe deep there, and inhale You. Let me never take for granted the cathedral that is a canopy of trees beneath a glorious autumn sky.


Go outside. Find a place where you can appreciate the simple beauty of the natural world. Inhale deeply, exhale prayer.


I like to pray when I run in the morning. Often, I listen to Divine Office and pray Morning Prayer or the Office of Readings. Then, I just take up a conversation with God. I'd love to pray for you! Please leave your prayer requests below and we can pray for each other, no matter how we spend our morning prayer time. Meet me back here tomorrow and I'll share the ponderings from my #morningrun.