Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Trusting God

Dear 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 this:
I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
I hope I have that desire in everything I do.
I hope I 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 at the time.
Therefore, I will trust you always
for though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death,
I will not be afraid
because I know you will never leave me
to face my troubles all alone. Amen.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)