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Prayer of Thomas Merton

Divine Will

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.

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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.