I’ve taken a break from blogging for the past several weeks as I have been focused on a film production and other writing projects. Jumping back in, I’d like to offer you this beautiful prayer from Thomas Merton, one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 20th. century (and one of my favorite writers). I hope you’ll be encouraged and share it with someone in need.
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I’m 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 no idea 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.”
Questions: How does Merton’s prayer speak to you today? Where are you right now in your journey with Christ? What fears or questions to you need to place in Christ’s hands today?
I can’t say enough good things about how I’ve benefited from his writings and insights into walking with Christ. For starters, I highly recommend the following four books by Merson (available on Amazon): No Man is An Island. A Thomas Merton Reader, The New Man, Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing.