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My Daily Prayer

Posted: February 10, 2010 in jesus, quotes
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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 my desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope that 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 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.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

I saw this prayer yesterday on Carlos Whittaker’s blog and it stopped me in my tracks. This prayer couldn’t be a more perfect way to describe our imperfections.

One of the comments was perfect:

I love when you read or hear something that explains you to you. You feel a certain way but can’t quite put into words what you’ve been praying in desperation for a while and then God brings along something that resonates and makes such sense that again… it explains you to you.