Prayer by Thomas Merton

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 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 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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Rev Tom Patton