“Humans pray and prayer fashions humans. The saint has themself become prayer, the meeting-place of Earth and Heaven; and thereby they contain the universe and the universe prays with them. They are everywhere where nature prays, and they pray with nature and in nature: in the peaks which touch the void and eternity, in a flower which scatters its scent or in the carefree song of a bird.
They who live in prayer have not lived in vain.”
~Frithjof Schuon / Nur al-Din ‘Isa, Spiritual Perspectives and Human Fact
[Note: I’ve changed the pronouns from the original (exclusive masculine) to contemporary (inclusive neutral).]