Whatever the circumstance, Thomas Merton embraces gratitude.
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me
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 the desire to please you
Does in fact please you.
And I hope I never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
You will lead me to 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 struggles alone. Amen