Here at The Contemplative Activist, allow us to wish you and yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year! May 2018 be a year where God’s peace, joy and strength surround you, giving you hope for the days ahead.
We’re reminded, as we look into 2018, of the amazing prayer of Thomas Merton. To many, this simple prayer has become a cornerstone in their journey with Jesus. Here it is, for your contemplative enjoyment…
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 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 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 perils alone.
In His service,
Marty & Sandy Boller