I always seem to run across this prayer just when I need to read it again. I love the frankness and down-to-earth quality of it. I also love that it was written by a Trappist monk, someone whom it might be easy to assume has ‘a lot figured out’ as far as where he’s going in life.
It is a reminder to me that we’re all in the same boat with our vocations, whether we’re mommies or monks 🙂
My Lord God, we have no idea where we are going. We do not see the road ahead of us. We cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do We really know ourselves, and the fact that we think that we are following your will does not mean that we are actually doing so. But we believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And we hope we have that desire in all that we are doing. We hope that we will never do anything apart from that desire. And we know that if we do this you will lead us by the right road though we may know nothing about it. Therefore we will trust you always though we may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. We will not fear, for you are ever with us, and you will never leave us to face our perils alone. Amen.