Thomas Merton 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 that I think I am following Your will does not mean I am actually doing so.

But I believe the desire to please You does in fact please You.  And I hope I have that desire in all I am doing.  I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know if I do this You will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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