Jul 3, 2006

a prayer for us all...

I really dig this prayer that was shared at the service my family and I attended this past week. We spoke it out loud as a community... care to join me?
Our Lord God,

We have no idea where we are going sometimes. We do not see the road ahead of us. We cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do we really know ourselves, and the fact that we think that we are following Your will does not mean that we are actually doing so.

But we believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And we hope we have that desire in all that we are doing.

We hope that we will never do anything apart from that desire. And we know that if we do this You will lead us by the right road though we may know nothing about it.

Therefore will we trust You always though we may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

We will not fear, for You are ever with us, and You will never leave us to face our perils alone.

AMEN


6 comments:

Pammu said...

*Amen*

Thanks for sharing. I needed something like that.

Scott said...

You're back? Don't toy with me Tony. You're back - whoo hoo!!!

Caroline said...

me too.

Marcia said...

Hey, Tony! Welcome back! Thought you'd enjoy seeing that prayer in the form I originally saw it. I love that your church prayed it as a community!

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"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, Thoughts in Solitude

Tony Myles said...

Good tip on Merton... I had no clue. I just love the fact that the prayer felt like it was written for me.

Then again... which prayers aren't in some way for us all?

chris e. said...

Thanks for sharing.