A Prayer for Today

Troy and I are heading into the city this morning to do some pavement pounding in our search for the home God has for us. I spoke to my friend Elizabeth briefly. She said "Go in peace and faith." Her words reminded me of this prayer a colleague of ours shared with us (I've posted it before) by Thomas Merton.

It seems very fitting this morning!

A prayer of trust for when the way is uncertain

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.


relevantgirl said...

I pray that for you today. and i'm sorry about your yesterday. ick.

bobbie said...

praying here too, keep us posted!