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A Prayer that Anyone Can Pray
There are a handful of poems and some prayers I have committed to memory. And there’s a couple I carry with me every day. One of the prayers I’ve kept in a little notebook I carry every day was written by Thomas Merton back in 1958.
“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 will I trust …