Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Monday, January 01, 2007

NEW YEAR'S PRAYER

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 that 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

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Anonymous Antony said...

One of my favorite prayers. Sometimes that just says it all.

10:48 PM  

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