A Prayer of Human Uncertainty and Godly Trust

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Oh 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 you 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.  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 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)

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About nataliemma

This blog [infrequently] documented my work as a structural transformation design fellow with International Justice Mission's Uganda field office. I spent two months researching in Washington DC before deploying to Uganda to design structural recommendations in line with IJM's mission of providing improved access to and distribution of justice to the world's global poor through local public justice systems. I'm a Mizzou grad, St. Louis native, and MBA with five years of operations experience in finance.

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