Saturday, July 30, 2005

While browsing through the Manual of Prayers the other day, I came across this prayer. Something about it's simplicity intriuged me:

Prayer of Trust
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I
do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know 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 I have that
desire in all 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 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."
-Thomas Merton (Thoughts in solitude)