Daily Archives: November 14, 2013

A Prayer from Merton 2

I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am

Thomas Merton portrait by Jim Nally

Thomas Merton portrait by Jim Nally (Photo credit: jimforest)


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.

—— Thomas Merton

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