PRAYER: Prayer of Abandonment by Thomas Merton

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 that I think I am following your will does not mean I am actually doing so.

But I believe the desire to please you does in fact please you.  And I hope I have that desire in all I am doing.

I hope I will never do anything apart from that desire.  And I know if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

I will not fear, for you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Amen.

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