This prayer was written by [[Thomas Merton]] in his book thoughts in solitude.

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.

This prayer really captures the tentative theology of hope that I blogged about earlier. Starting from nowhere, assuming nothing, hoping that God is please with our desire to come close to Him and therefore trust solidly in His word, that He is always with us and we will never be alone.

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