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. 🙂