Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Merton's Most Famous Prayer

Lately, it's been my prayer too...
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 that 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 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.
If you feel so moved, please lift up a prayer for your buddy Coffeepastor.  I have to be cryptic about it, though.  I hope you understand.

3 comments:

theFutureRev.Cody said...

God's blessings, friend.

erin said...

Of course I'm praying. :)

Love to you and the wifey!

LutherPunk said...

Prayers ascending