A couple of years ago, my boss at the time gave me a copy of this prayer. While it is always encouraging, there are certain seasons of life that it really speaks to my soul! I guess now is one of those seasons, because the line from the prayer “I will trust You always” popped into my head tonight and then I went back to read the whole prayer.
Here it is:
“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.” -Thomas Merton