Thursday, February 04, 2010

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.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Long said...

His prayer is something I can identify with ... it's a relief :-)

3:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Paul,

I get what you mean. Yes, it's a great relief.

10:54 AM  

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