The Prayer of Thomas Merton

The Prayer of Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) U.S. religious author, Trappist monk and poet who lived at the Abbey of Gethesemani wrote this prayer that has universal appeal.

"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 Thomas_merton 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." Thoughts in Solitude

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