Monday, October 24, 2011

" I have no idea where I am going"

This has become known as "The Merton Prayer."
If the opening messes you up, get over it by reading about no one less than Abraham, in no less book than the Bible..


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."

- Thomas Merton, “Thoughts in Solitude” Part Two, Chapter II


  1. This is great, Dave! Something I need to read daily.

  2. Tell me about it. Much love to you. Enjoy your blog!!


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