One of the steps is precipitation. Where it rains, snows, or hails.
The next step is run-off when it flows into a larger body of water. However it can also flow into the ground and get into a plants roots. Run-off uses the lithosphere which is ground where the water travels into or onto the Earth.
After run-off is Evaporation. Evaporation is when water heats up and turns into water vapor. On the other hand, water vapor can be created through transpiration which is coming from leaves.
The final step is condensation where water vapor forms in clouds. When clouds get too heavy they start precipitating. Both of these steps use the atmosphere which holds clouds. All of the steps use the hydro sphere which uses Water.