Discernment and Vocation Prayer

Blog Published: February 21, 2008
By Sister Julie

A fabulous prayer from Thomas Merton. Perfect for when you are discerning how God is calling you in your life.

“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 that I have that desire in all that I am doing. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road although 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

Archived Comments

Amy February 22, 2008 at 7:13 am

I’ve always loved this prayer by Merton, and I really needed to read it today in the midst of some personal storms through which I travel. Thanks!

Christian February 22, 2008 at 7:22 am

Wonderful Blog  thank you may God use all you write to bless many people 

Jen February 22, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Thanks…needed to be reminded of this. 

mjpss February 24, 2008 at 3:16 am

dearest sister julie, thank you for posting this prayer.

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