Monday, July 27, 2009

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 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 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

I love this prayer!! My dad showed it to me today. He came across it while looking in our "Manual of Prayers" book. It says exactly what most of us feel or think, and puts us in a place where we can do nothing but trust in God. We follow Him even if we don't know where or what we are doing. We should desire to do good, and to love God in everything we do. If we do, He will always be there as our help and our shield. I'm going to be saying this prayer much more often!!