Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thomas Merton's Prayer

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
 I do not see the road ahead of me.
 I cannot know for certain where it will end.
 Nor do I really know myself,
 and the fact that I think that I am following your will
    does not mean that I am actually doing so. 
 But I believe that the desire to please you 
    does in fact please you.
 And I hope I have that desire
    in all that I am doing.
 I hope that I will never do anything
    apart from that desire.
 And I know that if I do this
    you will lead me by the right road,
    though I may know nothing about it.
 Therefore will I trust you always,
    though I may seem to be lost
    and in the shadow of death.
 I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
 and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."
 - Thomas Merton.


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