Prayer of the Week – I have no idea where I am going.

Prayer of Trust 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 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 that I have the 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 troubles alone

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