Posted by: pastordarren | February 5, 2009

A Prayer for the Journey

I have the following prayer by Thomas Merton that as part of my desktop that I downloaded from www.allelon.org.  By the way, check it out as this is a wonderful site that deals with spirituality and the church!  The prayer, written many years ago is a prayer for faithfulness in the journey that we are on even when we don’t know what the end will be or even if we can’t see the road clearly. 

“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.”

Many times in our life journey we don’t know what the next thing will be or where we are really going, yet we want to be faithful in all we do.  We seek God’s presence and provision in the face of trials and suffering.  We seek to trust God more each day in all that we do.  This is my prayer each day.

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