Friday, August 23, 2013

[Headpost; always first]

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 you always
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.
Thomas Merton, "Thoughts in Solitude"

And that about covers it. I do know it's one prayer that I can say with all my heart, my soul and my mind. [Originally posted Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771]


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