God's Word for today

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Prayer for a Phase One still coming to terms with God's call

I found this STUNNING prayer over on Angus Kelly's blog. Gus, I know I should probably be more original in my posts (and in my prayers, for that matter), but given where I am at the moment, this one is particularly meaningful for me right now.

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 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.

Thomas Merton, "Thoughts in Solitude", Abbey of Gethsemani

1 comment:

bugs said...

Amen to that!