A Prayer by Thomas Merton

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Prayer of 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 know nothing about it. Therefore I will 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.

...this has lots of meaning for me today... I have no real idea of where I am going... I have an agenda but will work???

Stay tuned... I am curious myself.... terri
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    Thank you for this! I use to read it often, but I had misplaced it! And again . .it comes to me!
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    curiouser & curiouser...
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  • FITKAT2010
    I too enjoy this. Thanks for sharing. Being at a loss of focus in this illusionary life isn't spiritual dearheart. You have the ability to BE focused. Fear causes you to doubt yourself, fear causes you to not take the steps necessary to make progress.

    I would recommend that you continually take steps having faith that what is right before you will enable you to heal and become better.

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    Thank you for sharing this prayer. emoticon
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