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Thomas Merton’s Most Famous Prayer – One That Anyone Can Pray

One of the characteristics of Christian contemplative spirituality is a humble acknowledgement that we do not understand the ground on which we stand, and yet have a child-like faith that God is present in every moment. It is out of this awareness that Thomas Merton shared this prayer in his book, “Through The Year With 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.

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 that 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 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.

Amen.


Posted on September 22, 2020
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Jim Baker

Jim is a Church Organizational Leadership and Management Coach, Consultant and Trainer. Throughout his career Jim has demonstrated a passion for showing Pastors and Ministers how to use organizational tools for church and personal growth and health.

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“For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:5