From Thomas Merton: A Prayer For the Confused

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 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 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 perils alone.

Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude
© Abbey of Gethsemani

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One Response to “From Thomas Merton: A Prayer For the Confused”
  1. Debbie Pauls says:

    Thanks for reminding me of this prayer. I have used it many times in the past with spiritually oriented clients and now I am reminded to use it again.

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