Trusting in God

“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 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 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, 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 not leave me to face my perils alone.”
Thomas Merton

A friend of mine shared this prayer with me today, and I thought it was too good to keep to myself.

If you would, please keep in prayer a friend of mine who is on an uncertain and difficult road, but who is there out of love. She’s having a tough time right now, and it will probably only get tougher. May the Lord give her the strength and courage she will need–and the wisdom to ask for help from those around her who are very willing to give it.

And I’d like to pass along a prayer request from Amy’s blog, for a little girl with kidney cancer. May God’s healing hand be upon her.

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