From Thomas Merton‘s book, Thoughts in Solitude, a prayer Merton indicated anyone can pray:
“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.”
Thanks, Warren Hebert, faculty School of Nursing
The inner struggle is extremely difficult for all of us,
because we all have faults, severe ones, that we will struggle with forever….
It’s wise to accept that faults are inevitable. Factor that in and keep going.
When there’s a disappointment, I don’t know if it’s the end of the story.
It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
It’s hard to be reconciled
Not everything is exactly
the way it ought to be
but please turn around
and step into the future
leave memories behind
enter the land of hope.
Bless those who challenge us for they
Remind us of doors we have closed
And doors we have yet to open.
-Native American Prayer
To look out at you gives me enormous hope. You look so competent, so strong, so young,
so committed, so ready to take on the future, difficult times and all.”
Be strong, be brave let everything you do be done in love.
I Corinthians 16:13-