Thomas Merton’s Prayer

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 that I have that desire in all that I am doing.

And I know that if I do this, You will lead me by the right road

although 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.