I Have No Idea — A Prayer of Thomas Merton

Ronald E. Powaski has written about the Trappi...Richard Hall, a Methodist Minister in Wales, posted this blog Wednesday, and it really hit home to me at lunchtime:

The Connexion

My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I do not 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.
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 (New York: Farrar, Strauss & Co., 1958).

Check out more of the poem at Hall’s blog, which is linked above.

Read more: http://theconnexion.net/wp/#ixzz2Q5Qk1K8Y

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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3 Responses to I Have No Idea — A Prayer of Thomas Merton


    Karen would like this concept as well as I do.

  2. Lisa Maestes says:

    Tom; Thanks for that post today… hit home with this believer today!!!

  3. Pingback: Another Good Prayer for Discernment | Hopeful

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