November 18, 2013 | 11:17 am
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

A Prayer to Begin the Week

This has been a favorite prayer of mine for the past ten years. I find every time I share it that it resonates with so many. Perhaps it will nourish your soul this week as you look to God to guide you in your coming and goings. As you pray, know how dearly loved by God our creator you are. Grace of Christ is yours, I promise.

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. – Thomas Merton