I began thinking of Karin's request that we share any prayers that we say in times of trouble. No words came to mind. This is a tough one for me; I thought, What do I do when I feel the need for spiritual comfort or strength? It occurred to me that I find my spirituality in nature, and that contact with that life-force, or whatever you care to call it, is what makes me feel better when all else fails. Someone once told me that if I felt weak or tired, I should put my arms around a tree, and draw from its strength. Sounds strange to some, I suppose, but this has always worked for me.
There's another way I 'pray'- I look up. At the sky, at the tops of the trees, at the place where they meet. This, I believe, is one of the faces of God. So Karin, I share these with you, in the hope that in some small way, they will serve as my prayer for you.