The Right Road

Dear 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 am actually doing so.
But I believe this.

I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You.
I hope I have that desire in everything I do.
I hope I 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 at the time.

Therefore, I will trust You always,
for though I may seem to be lost,
and in the shadow of death,
I will not be afraid,
because I know You will never leave me to face my troubles alone.

Thomas Merton

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