This is a prayer first prayed by Thomas Merton. Rondy Smith shared it on Friday evening with us at Come to the Fire 2011, and now I share it with you.

“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 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.”

EDIT: You can watch Rondy’s message (entitled “When Rest Turns Radical”) from that evening below:

Tune in at 1:36:16 for a fun song leading into the message which begins at 1:41:47. 🙂

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About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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  1. […] began her talk by sharing a prayer by Thomas Merton, the same prayer she shared at Come to the Fire three years ago. Rondy said this prayer resonates with her more today than it did three years […]

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