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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 the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean
that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that my 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 you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.
Amen

One Response to "Thomas Merton Prayer"

  1. H Lamar Thomas says:

    Thank you, as these prayers led me into the arms of the Church I am once again awake to the beauty, and the power of contemplative prayer and the peace theology of change. No one thing is greater than the love of our Lord.

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