Friday, June 15, 2018

The Prayer of the Woods: An Angel Message

Yesterday afternoon, an angel nudge sent me on an impromptu search for postcards at the antique mall in town.  That's where I found this inspirational color tone vintage card, The Prayer of the Woods.  This verse is shown posted at the entrance of The Sarasota Jungle Gardens here in Florida.

The Ancient Portuguese have been using this prayer in Forest Reservations of Portugal for more than a thousand years.


"I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights,
the friendly shade screening you from the summer sun,
and my fruits are refreshing draughts quenching your
thirst as you journey on.

"I am the beam that holds your house, the board of
your table, the bed on which you lie, and the timber
that builds your boat.

"I am the handle of your hoe, the doors of your homestead,
the wood of your cradle, and the shell of your coffin.

"I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty.
Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer: harm me not."

The prayer touched my heart as I've always had a great love for trees and their calming influence.  The lovely postcard is a reminder not to take for granted the many, many gifts the trees bring into our lives.

Enjoy your day with the Angels and follow your nudges.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen