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 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.


                                                      ~ Thomas Merton