Today is my last day speaking and sharing with an amazing group of students in Savannah, GA. These incredible students have braved the insane heat and humidity while working on roofs all week for families who could not normally afford repairs to their home. We’ve talked about the following prayer written by Trappist monk, Thomas Merton this week, and it applies to me directly today. I hope it connects with you as well!
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.
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 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.
As you travel down your unknown paths in life, I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that you never travel alone!