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A Prayer of Human Uncertainty and Godly Trust


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

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