Nestled among the trees in Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling is this little chapel made of logs. It’s a short hike thru the old growth forests to get to the little church but it’s a beautiful walk and worth the trip to visit this quiet place in the woods. If you have followed my website for any length of time you may have noticed I have posted several photos of churches over the years. Michigan has some spectacular historic churches with steeples that reach into the sky. Although this little chapel may not be a massive structure in the heart of a large Michigan city I think it’s one of my favorite churches I have visited.
Inside the church is a sign on the altar with Nature’s Prayer written on it and reads:
Our Heavenly Father, Creator of all that is nature,
We humbly come to you in the midst of nature’s splendor,
To thank you that as Americans we are free
To worship as we please, work as we please,
And move about as we please to enjoy all that is nature:
Its mountains, its hills, its valleys, its lakes,
Its streams, and the living things that dwell therein;
We pray unto You that someday the world may be at peace
And all men be free to enjoy nature’s abundance.
We ask you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
That we be guided to protect this priceless heritage
Which we, in America, are privileged to enjoy. Amen.
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