While quietly sitting with my calico cat curled up on my lap, I reflected on the peaceful scene outside my window. My reflection led me to write this prayer psalm.
Bless the Creator, O my soul!
O Holy One, you give us beauty in colorful nature.
I praise you for the hungry goldfinches eating thistle seed,
their gold and black feathers highlighted in the sun.
I praise you for the energetic humming bird
flying among the purple and pink petunias and deep red geraniums.
It’s rapidly moving wings keeping it steady
as it drinks the flower nectar.
I praise you for the silver leafed maple tree,
the solid oak tree and the multi-branched elm tree.
Each provides a different emerald background for my brilliant balcony flowers.
I praise you for the luminous sunlight
around the white fluffy clouds
below the light blue sky.
O God, how wonderful is all your creation.
May we always respect, value and appreciate all you have made. Amen.