Prayer of Thomas Merton

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 that 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 will never leave me to face my perils alone.


4 thoughts on “Prayer of Thomas Merton

  1. intergenerational says:

    I like your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 😉

  2. jmgoyder says:

    Beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever read this poem before – many thanks!

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