Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A prayer on this Ash Wednesday

 Many thanks to Rachel Held Evans for posting this prayer by Thomas Merton on her blog, as we start this Lenten season:
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

I'll be using this link during Lenten season for a daily prayer. What are you doing—or not doing—to remember Christ's sacrifice?

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