Saturday, April 04, 2009

Mostly Because I Need To Remind Myself of This Every Day

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

(TOH to RDM, who brought this prayer back to the forefront of my memory.)

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Lovely, thanks. I've seen this prayer before, but it was WAY in the back of my mind (as it seems so many things are).