Prayers of the Saints: Thomas Merton


Lord, I Do Not See the Road Ahead of Me

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 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.

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2 thoughts on “Prayers of the Saints: Thomas Merton”

  1. Thank you, Keith. I needed that prayer today. It is exactly where I am and how I feel right now. Blessings to you. Say hi to Eve for me.

    1. Hi Leanne!

      Thanks for the note. I will let Eve know you said hi! We were reflecting two nights ago on some of our favorite people we met in Wilmore. We definitely mentioned you.

      Blessings sister.


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