Monday, April 24, 2006

Prayer by Thomas Merton

Dear 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 I am following Your will does not mean I am actually doing so. But I believe this. I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. I hope I have that desire in everything that I do. I hope I 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 at the time. Therefore, I will trust You always for though I may seem to be lost, and in the shadow of death, I will not be afraid, because I know You will never leave me to face my troubles all alone. (Thomas Merton)

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