Thomas Merton prayer on road ahead

As I continue to seek my way, I am reminded of Merton’s words.


My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me. 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 will never do anything apart from that desire.a Long-Road-Ahead_Rural-Area_Asphalt__DSCF4231-360x480
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 struggles alone. — Thomas Merton

Photo: A long road ahead,

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